Looking for good but inexpensive frames...


Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 14:28
I'm looking to print, mount and frame some of my images as at the moment, they're mostly just sitting gathering cyberdust...

Looking for some nice wooden frames and ideally with mounts. Not too fussed on the mounts though as i'm sure i'm capable of producing my own.

Anyone got any good links to somewhere they've used.

Thanks for any info.
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Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 15:18
I personally use IKEA ones, mainly their RIBBA types IKEA RIBBA, but they are not to everyones taste.

But if you are looking for a wider range, including made to measure, here are two on-line suppliers that have a very wide range.

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Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 17:58
Have a look in your local pound shop. Ours has assorted sizes of frame. They're nothing special, just plain light wood but they look ok on the wall. I tend to buy a handful of the A4 ones every so often and print a few recent photos.

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Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 20:08
I use some from my local wilcos they have a good selection of different sizes complete with mounts and the price is good you can by online to

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Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 20:59
Another vote for IKEA (same ones as Richard). They're neat, simple, reasonably priced and look good too.

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Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 21:07
thanks for the tips... will do some investigating
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Link Posted 07/01/2010 - 00:49
I've spoken to this company a couple of times, they were very helpful. Their black frames and white look good so I guess their natural wood frames will be of similar quality. Wholesale only with 150 min order is the only downside. They'll also do custom sizes I think.

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Link Posted 07/01/2010 - 01:15
Another shout for the Ikea Ribba but I use the aluminium ones & they look really expensive mounted on the wall!!!
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Link Posted 21/01/2010 - 11:36
I use these for exhibition/gallery frames..reasonable prices & good quality frames


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Link Posted 22/01/2010 - 23:43
I go to my local Wilkinson / Wilko store for my frames, they've always got a good selection.
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Link Posted 23/01/2010 - 09:45
Worth looking at " The Range " as well, been using their frames for a few years now.



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Link Posted 01/04/2010 - 12:23
If you have Ikea or The Range locally then go for that. I saw these guys at the Focus Exhibition this year, I would say they are very good quality, maybe not as cheap as the Range - but cheap is usually directly linked to quality. I got a ribbon mount and and inca frame for one of my pictures (for our house) and hubby got a got a load of mounts - in the hope that work picks up a bit. Cadremont


Link Posted 01/04/2010 - 13:56
As an alternative, You could try this company...link
They produce everything from ready made frames to cut to size lengths which are easily glued together yourself. I used to make my own frames years ago. I used to put a small amount of wood glue to each mitre, Tie string around the frame and then slide 8 pieces of wood or clothes pegs under the string then evenly move them up to the corner to create extra pressure. If you were to choose this method then get your 2mm glass cut to size first either plain or non reflective. I used a Logan Matt cutter and steel edged aluminium rule to make a double bevel edged mount, Backed with 2mm MDF and secured with tiny pins. First i would cut a series of slots into the MDF so that the pins would be buried. Then cover with gummed paper tape Then brass eyelets with a good length of gold coloured wire so that the height can be adjusted.
If you want to go the whole hog and cut your own moulding then i recommend the Pootatuck Lion Mitre Trimmer which can be adjusted to cut any angle of mitre so you can make Hexagonal frames or anything you fancy. (But not cheap! I paid 300 for mine 25 years ago but at least it paid for itself!

Regards - Pete


Link Posted 01/04/2010 - 17:09
Hi Pete,

Just had a look at them - always on the look for better prices but they dont display any of their prices at the Focus show I picked up a brochure and price list from cadremont, to be fair to them - they were the only ones who gave me their normal prices, everything else was trade show price only. Hubby used to make his own frames - but let's just he isnt exactly DIY inclined - and thats putting it mildly.


Link Posted 01/04/2010 - 18:00
Hi Ange,
They supply a catalogue and/or samples on request, You could get a rough idea of prices if you look at their discontinued bargain section.

When i last looked at this supplier around 3 years ago they listed all of their prices on the webpage.Sorry i did`nt check that before posting the link but i assumed that they still did that.
Happy framing.

Regards - Pete
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