MasterCraft Custom Framing & Fine Arts was opened in September 1987 in Ithaca, New York. Founded by current owner Michael W. Thuesen, MasterCraft has become one of Central New York's premiere picture framers, and is known for its creativity and innovation as well as its exceptional product selection and personal service.
MasterCraft offers a wide range of mouldings (over three thousand) and an endless combination of traditional and custom-designed mattings. Computerized in 1988, all orders are processed and stored at time of sale for future reference. This is handy when remodeling or continuing a collection.
We use the newest in Computer Mat Cutters, the second F6100cmc in New York State. The F6100cmc can cut 2,500 mat opening combinations, up to six mats deep, with five styles of V-grooves. It makes a beveled cut, at up to thirty inches per second, with no over cuts. It will cut up to 300 mats per day. The system is due to be upgraded with a scanner for free-form design. MasterCraft Custom Framing looks to increase its wholesale trade, while significantly lowering the matting prices for retail clients. Contact us for a quote on your large matting job!
MasterCraft utilizes many manufacturers to find that special framing to suit your needs or fancy.
Framing isn't all we do! MasterCraft offers a varying array of artwork including antiques, photographs, hand-colored etchings, originals, limited editions, and fine art reproductions. MasterCraft can also help you find those "sold out" pieces of artwork on the secondary art market.