• Presentation Awards
  • Shadow Boxes & Plexi Boxes for 3-D Objects
  • Box Mounting

             You name it . . . we’ll frame it!

Shadow Boxes & Plexi Boxes

When the object to be framed is 3-dimensional and too deep for a traditional frame moulding to accommodate, we create a “shadow box” or a “plexi box”.  A shadow box is an extra-deep frame moulding (or combination of stacked mouldings) in which  the insides of the frame are lined with either mat board or fabric to coordinate with the overall frame design.

A plexi box is just that . . . a box made out of clear acrylic (or plexi glass) into which the object is mounted for maximum visibility.  In many cases, the mounting of the object presents more of a challenge than the box itself, with the conflicting criteria of being minimally invasive, visually integrated, and yet sufficiently strong to support the weight of the object over time.   Framers are not magicians, but we can be very creative! 

  • Diplomas and Graduation Mementos

See our Facebook page for more examples of shadow boxes we’ve created for our customers.

Poster Specials

We offer special package pricing for those occasions when you may not need or want the full-blown custom framing treatment (and price tag).  Whether you have a poster, a garage sale find, or maybe your child’s latest creation, we can help you get those up on the wall for a modest price with our poster specials.

Poster specials include a custom built metal frame in several color options (see photo at right), regular clear glass, and professional assembly, fitted with a wire, a complimentary hook, and are ready to hang. 

Current pricing tiers are as follows:

Custom Mirrors

We build custom mirrors to perfectly fit your space and complement your style, whether it’s traditional, contemporary, rustic, urban industrial . . . or eclectic.  With over a 1,000 frame samples to choose from, we’re sure to have what you’re dreaming of. Why settle for readymade when we can turn your vision into reality?  Stop by and check out our huge selection of framing samples.

French Matting

We put the “custom” back in custom framing with traditional French matting techniques. For a timeless and classic look, we offer hand-ruled ink and painted lines in combination with powdered and decorative paper panels, creating a truly unique mat design.  Choose from our selection of inks, paints, powders, and beautiful handcrafted marble papers imported from Italy and rediscover the lost art of French matting.

Through experience and vision, The Frame Shop at Lakeside delivers extraordinary results

Needle Art

We love framing needle art. Your investment of time and talent deserves a professional presentation.  Here are just a couple of cross stitch samplers that we have framed recently.  Let us put the finishing touch on your special creation.

  • Newspaper and Magazine Articles
  • Posters
  • Children’s Art

Here are just a couple  examples of our poster specials.

Custom Framing

  • Maps and Charts

Sports Jerseys

Here’s an example of a football jersey we recently framed. Why keep your souvenir sports jerseys hidden away in a closet? Take them out of hiding and show them off.  Custom framing not only looks great on the wall, but also protects your treasures from loss and damage. We can help you create a framing design that will make your man cave really pop.  Or, if your sports fan needs a little nudge, maybe a gift card from The Frame Shop at Lakeside is just the push you need to get him started.

See our Facebook page for more framed sports jerseys.

We specialize in . . .

  • Originals and Limited Edition Prints    
  • Paintings (oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, mixed media)
  • Photographs
  • Canvas Stretching and Gallery Wraps
  • Wedding invitations

*All prices subject to local sales tax and cost adjustments.

EST. 1974 • Member PPFA

With one of the largest (if not THE largest) selection of corner samples in the greater Reno area, our collection of mouldings ranges from affordable special purchases to authentic barn wood to the finest imported Italian frames . . . something to fit every style and budget.  We offer archival museum quality framing options, including conservation and museum glazing, 100% cotton rag or purified acid-free mat boards and substrates, as well as everyday value-priced options suitable for posters and decorative wall art . . . and everything in between.  We work with you to create a truly personalized frame design, following your direction or suggesting a new one.  Stop by for a free design consultation . . . no intimidating art-speak and no pushy sales pitches, just one-on-one advice from our experienced designers.  All framing is done on site, so your artwork never leaves our care.

Up to 16” x 20”  
Up to 24” x 36”  $59.95*
Up to 32” x 40”$79.95*

The Frame Shop at Lakeside

“…the last real frame shop in Reno.”
JoLynn W., customer, 3/25/2014
Welcome to The Frame Shop at Lakeside, the locals’ choice for quality custom framing since 1974.  Look for us on Lakeside Drive at Moana, in the Moana West Shopping Center, just a few doors down from Red Hut Café, Ben’s Fine Wine & Spirits and ZOZO’s Ristorante.