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Who We Are
Dianne Althouse is a retired CPA who went into custom picture framing over 12 years ago in order to create frames to complement her own artwork.   She loves doing conservation framing and has taken several classes taught by conservators from the Smithsonian as well as classes in design, mat techniques, glazing and old time decorative mat design from the Professional Picture Framers Association.  Everything is hand cut from the backing, to the mats, to the mouldings and the glazing.  This ensures a unique and quality design.    Dianne is familiar with many art forms and brings a unique perspective to your framing experience.  Dianne is also a scrapbook instructor, a computer tutor, and occasional speech and debate coach for local high school and college students.
What We Do
Althouse Custom Picture Framing is unique in that we are a mobile framer.  This means we bring the samples to you.  While this may require a little more time for the design process it allows us to ensure a better overall design as to color and mouldings since we are using your lighting and decor as the basis.  Ultimately, the design will always be what is best to enhance the item being framed, but it is easier to pick when you are where that item will be eventually located.  When you contact us you will be asked many questions and if it would be possible to email a photo of the item(s) to be framed.  We will then come out with samples for you to pick from.  At that point a 50% deposit will be collected (major credit cards are accepted except AmEx) and materials will be ordered and the framing will begin.  It usually takes 2-3 weeks for items to be completed as nothing is ordered or built until you decide what you want.  Your balance will be due when the item is delivered.  All that's left to do is Hang and Enjoy!