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We provide custom framing and matting services for pictures, paintings, and other works of art.  We have the best pricing in northeast South Dakota and the Watertown, South Dakota, area.  We can also make shadow boxes for collectibles and memorabilia.   Cost will be determined by the type and amount of material used for the frame, whether there are mats, etc., so it would be best to stop in and get a quote in person.   We also have UV glass and Museum Glass available.  Stop by our shop during business hours or contact us for an estimate.   We have many types of mats and frame sticks in stock, or we have a great selection that you can pick from which we can custom order and make to your needs.  Some frames can be made within hours or next-day depending on what we have in stock. 

Why custom framing? Simply put, because your artwork deserves it! A properly finished custom framed project is the perfect union of artwork, matting, moldings, and other elements. The result should be a unique presentation that compliments your personality and enhances your home or office decor.  Birchtree Framing & Gallery specializes in framing that not only accents the beauty of your artwork, but protects it as well. In addition to traditional frames, we also provide specialized custom matting, fine hardwoods and hand-colored French matting. For your more valuable pieces, select preservation framing. The top quality products and framing methods used in this technique are the same that museums use to frame the classics. You can rest assured that your art will be framed by the most qualified professionals.

The majority of our business comes from referrals, artists, photographers, interior designers, and corporate customers have discovered the benefits of buying custom framing directly from Birchtree Framing & Gallery. We deliver consistent quality product the customer's demand at reasonable prices. Much of our business comes from word of mouth and our satisfied customers are our best advertising.

As a full service custom shop, Birchtree Framing & Gallery provides the following:

  • Canvas Stretching

  • Spring Cleaning

  • Jersey/T-Shirt/Fabric Mounting

  • Custom Frame Repair & Restorations

  • Shadow Boxes

  • Needlepoint/Cross Stitch/Cross Stitch Lacing Mount

  • Shrink Wrapping

Matting Options:

  • Paper Mats

  • Color-core Mats

  • Fabric Mats - Such as Linen, Suede, Silk, Chenille

  • Foam-Core - White or Black - Mounting and Backing

Glass Options:

  • Premium Clear Glass (45% UV protection)

  • Conservation Clear Glass (97% UV protection)

  • Museum Glass (97% UV protection)

  • Reflection Control Glass (97% UV protection)

  • Conservation Reflection Control Glass (97% UV protection)


Al has been framing since 2001, learning from others and training in their stores along with doing his own mat and framing for his art sine 1983. He has done all types of framing, from jackets, shirts, flags, doilies to prints, original and photography. His eye for color, placement and design help to ensure that the framing makes the art, not the other way around. His suppliers constantly give him new materials to check out and use and they also answer any questions that arise that he needs help with. Nine years of experience and experimentation have taught him immeasurable lessons and ways to frame your pictures. These methods include painting on mating, stained glass inserts between glass and floating art and photography; to name a few. He stocks framing sticks, glass of all types, mat board, spacers, and hangers. If you pick from a stock item, you can bring it in the a.m. and have it the same day. All work is guaranteed.

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