505-232-0539 renaissanceframing.com 1415 Carlisle Blvd NE Albq NM 87110
We are a true full service frame shop.
We can offer the customer everything from the most basic presentation, to museum conservation framing, to the most creative and elaborate designs imaginable.
All of our framing from the most basic design incorporates the basic values of conservation framing.
We will explain all of your choices and help you come to the right decision for you and your artwork.
I am one of the few frame shops that will even consider repairing damaged frames. While I can’t promise that I can repair a broken frame, I will give you an honest idea of if it is possible, and what it will take.
Every frame shop will say "full service".
What we bring to the table.
*The largest selection in New Mexico of wood and metal molding
samples, selected from the industries best companies. A selection of
over 3,500 samples, picked for their overall quality and value.
*There are oval and round frames, and the convex glass to go with
them. They come all the way from Canada from crafts people who
have been making them for many, many years. I could get the
cheap plastic and lightweight foam ones, but I won’t.
There are cheaper moldings available but they are not consistent enough in their dimensions or their quality for me to feel comfortable standing behind the finished products.
Note: Please be aware that the big box stores have copied brand name products. They have them made for them in Asia where International Patents and Copyrights are ignored. While they may look similar they are not. Their quality control, material’s used, and finish is nowhere near the originals quality.
*We have New Mexico’s largest vacuum press, it will press up to
48"X 96" materials.
*New to us is an Eclipse Pro mat cutter.
I have completely rebuilt the machine to "like new" specs. Even thought the machine was built in 2002 it was state of the art then and with servo motors at all axes's it is still state of the art.
This was a $32,000 machine in 2002, the only machine close to comparable now is $38K.
This machine makes the Wizard look like a toy.
It’s capable of producing everything from basic circles and
rectangles, to complex corner designs, and multi opening arrays.
Note: While not as popular as they were, if you want fancy
Southwest styled corners, we can make them for you. The choices
are almost unlimited.
*We have Fletchers very best oversized glass, mat, Acrylic, and metal
*With 45 years of woodworking experience, and as the Service
Manager for one of the Southern states, and Texas’s largest tool
and fastener distributor. I know tools and equipment, and how to
use and maintain them.
*I have a full wood working shop, so I can create designs other
Framer’s have only dreamed about. And yes, I am tool junkie, well,
find me a woodworker that isn’t.
*We have the industries most accurate wood cutting miter saws the Bravetti C-16.
It is capable of producing the cleanest, most accurate corner cuts
This gives you tightest, filler free corners for many years to come.
It also allows me to maintain the tolerances needed to create multi
layered stacked frames.
*And one of the best designed and built saws ever, the Pistorius for the metal frames.
Both saws are set up to give my customers the very best possible results.
*An industry standard underpinner or V nailer, for tight clean
corners, with no visible damage to the molding.
*Other equipment includes a commercial duty table saw, a very
accurate custom built router table, a drill press, a metal and wood
cutting band saw. Grinding, sanding, and polishing machines are
*This also gives me the ability to fabricate specific hardware needed
for the more elaborate designs.
I can assure you that every piece of equipment in the shop gets used on a regular basis. If it’s here, there is a purpose for it, ask any tool junkie.
To produce the best you have to be willing to invest in the best. Pride, craftsmanship, and attention to detain all help, but you have to have good tools.
Note: If you are a tool junkie, or just curious, I am more than happy to show folks around. This is a working shop, so it’s not always as tidy as I might like. But if you can overlook that, come on in and look around.