Why Choose T Clifton as Your Frame Shop?

For more than 35 years, we have provided artistic, custom framing in Memphis. If you are looking for a frame shop to help make the most of your photos, artwork, or memorabilia, please visit us in the Broad Avenue Arts District in midtown Memphis.

Tom has taken care of our framing for more than 30 years.  For our most recent project, Tom created a gallery wall featuring antique maps.  Not only did he frame and design the installation, he found the maps for us as well.
Lucy M.
Midtown Memphis, TN

Why choose T Clifton – Custom Framing to frame your art work, photos, or memorabilia?

  • Is friendly, quality service important to you?
  • Do you treasure what you are framing?
  • Do you want to protect the value and condition of what you are framing?
  • Are you unsure about what will look best?
  • Do you want to create a WOW impact?
  • Do you want a finished piece that is as unique as you are?
  • Do you want to frame something that is atypical – violin, christening gown, set of tableware from the Titanic? (see the collection below)

If you answered yes to any of these questions, come visit our frame shop. We will walk you through the design process, offer options and respect your budget.

Ready to Start Your Project? Schedule Your Consultation

If you choose a private consultation, this option reserves a time for you to come to the gallery when it is closed to the public. Please note that masks are required for all consultations.

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Answer to Your Frame Shop Questions

  • What's Your Turnaround Time?

    Typically, your framing will be complete in about two weeks. We can help with rush needs, but your choices with mouldings will be limited.

  • Selection

    Our professional designers can provide you with options to consider – we strive to reflect your style and interests.

  • How Much Will My Custom Frame Cost?

    It is hard for us to give you an estimate without seeing what you want framed. Bring the item to us, we’ll discuss options, and tell you what it will cost. You are under no obligation to continue.

  • Will You Frame ...

    Yes, we have framed a lot of interesting treasures in our frame shop – a Bronze Star, musical instruments, ketubahs, christening gowns, sports jerseys, fine art, children’s art, vacation memories and more.

  • Do Your Use Archival Materials?

    We treasure every item we frame for you. This includes ensuring your framing followings conservation framing protocols.

Betsy Ross-inspired item finished in our frame shop
moulding detail of Betsy Ross-inspired work

I wanted to create a gallery wall of family photos for my new apartment in Chicago.  Tom and Pat went the extra mile and took care of having the photos printed for me, plus framing them.  I can’t get over the beautiful mouldings they selected and the unique mats they used.  The mouldings all work together in my collection, without seeming too planned.  I love it!

Hattie S.
Chicago (Former Memphis Resident)

Our Custom Framing Process

Nine Quick Steps to Success

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Colorful Custom Frame Moulding

Set up an appointment for custom framing. Let us know if you want to come to our design center at the gallery or want to work on the framing virtually (we can pick up what is to be framed and Facetime you with design options).

Let’s discuss what ideas/wishes you may have regarding framing. It’s ok if you haven’t a clue, that’s why we are here.

We’ll start by looking at mats. There are a lot of options: paper, hand-wrapped fabric mats, textured mats, multiple mats, and more! By the way, did you know we hand-wrap our fabric mats at our frame shop to create the most custom look (and no frayed edges).

Then, let’s consider mouldings: wood or metal, gold or silver? Or, perhaps a warm wood, a modern liquor, or a bright color – these are all great options to consider.

We can’t forget the glass. If glass is needed for your project, we’ll discuss if glare or special protection is needed for what is being framed. We find that the majority of framing best utilizes standard UV protection glass; however, we have conservation and museum glass available if needed.

Questions – we will answer those, too!

We will let you know the cost and then you can decide if you want to proceed, make a change, or wait for another day.

Deposit – we think a 50% deposit is lovely.

Typically, our custom framing takes two weeks; however, currently it may take a bit longer. As our suppliers work through challenges with the pandemic, there may be a few delays in our frame shop. But we will keep you posted.

Ready to Start Your Project? Schedule Your Consultation

If you choose a private consultation, this option reserves a time for you to come to the gallery when it is closed to the public. Please note that masks are required for all consultations.

Book Your Consultation

(Gallery Is Open to Public)

Book Your Private Consultation

(Gallery Is Closed to Public)

901-323-2787

2571 Broad Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112

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Gallery open for browsing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11am to 3pm.

Framing by appointment only. Private appointment, curbside pickup, and delivery available.

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