Tues. - Sat. 11am-6pm • Appts. recommended for Saturdays.
Phone: 619-255-2022 • 3807 Ray Street, San Diego, CA 92104

Ray Street Custom Framing FAQs

Is all picture framing the same?

Not at all. Of course, you can pick up a mass-produced frame at a big box store, or have your artwork framed at a low-quality, high-turnover shop—but if you’re looking for something special, have work that needs special attention, or are concerned about quality, then it’s important to know your framer. You should feel comfortable entrusting your family heirloom, old photograph, or investment to someone who is passionate about art and will work with you to enhance your favorite piece.

Are all materials the same?

Absolutely not. All the materials Ray Street Custom Framing uses are appropriate for long-term conservation. All our glass provides UV protection, with museum-grade glass available.  All mats are acid-free archival. The frames we carry are solid wood or metal, no compressed wood scraps or plastic. We even have eco-friendly options, such as recycled barn wood and bamboo.

What is your turnaround time?

Ray Street Custom Framing is a small independent operation with a current turnaround of approximately 3 weeks. We also carry some handmade frames that may take up to 6 weeks.

Can you frame three-dimensional objects or clothing?

Absolutely. We have framed sports jerseys, memorabilia, children’s clothing, such as ceremonial outfits, toys and more. If you want it framed, bring it in.

What about artwork that has special framing needs?

Ray Street Custom Framing specializes in the presentation and display of difficult pieces. Bring in whatever you have and we will work together on a design that artfully showcases the size, medium, age, fragility, and subject matter of your piece.

I have several different pieces, such as photographs, memorabilia, collectibles, that I want to display all together. Can you do this in one collage?

Yes. Bring in what you have with any ideas and we can work on some creative concepts together. Collages are a beautiful way to show objects that have special meaning to you.

Can you frame my risque art?

Yes. We welcome all art forms, including the risque. We are happy to be as discreet as you like. Just let us know how we can best serve you and your wish is our command.