We're not your average picture frame shop. We believe in unconventional framing and timeless designs. We're artists and craftsmen with exceptional design skills and quirky senses of humor.
We offer a variety of hand crafted styles with custom work done on site. Our spacious showroom is set up with you in mind. It has an awesome lounge to relax in while we discuss your vision. Our corner sample wall is interactive because we encourage every client to be part of the frame design process. We have over 800 corner samples to choose from; including a collection of original Factory 44 West designs. To finish the framing we have a beautiful selection of archival Crescent mats to compliment any frame choice.
Want something completely one of a kind? We can design and hand carve hardwood frames, build reclaimed torn timber frames, and even construct a mini velodrome.
Looking for a more traditional technique? We hand carve and water gild closed corner frames. These stunning 22k gold frames are the perfect choice for the discerning eye.
At Factory 44 West we want you to have a truly original experience finding the perfect frame to enhance your art.
Visit us today in Jingletown Oakland.
555 Derby Ave #44, Oakland, CA 94601
Hours: Wednesday thru Sunday 10am - 4pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Closed Corner Frames
Torn Timber Frames
They've been called tramp art, craftsman, and reclaimed. We call them awesome. Waxed, never stained, our torn timber frames will age with a beautiful patina.
These frames are definitely not a D.I.Y. pallet project. They are torn timber (literally torn in pieces with a hatchet) from the lumber of old bay area factories. They are rich in character and history.
Come in today and check out these beauties.
Closed corner frames have a rich history in the framing world.
At Factory 44 West we are preserving this history. We hand carve and gild our frames right here in Oakland, CA. They are custom made to order following the traditions of picture frame makers through the centuries.
Our specialty lies with Early American motifs but we can replicate most styles shown to us.
"Where creativity meets professionalism.
Factory 44 west has no competition. They made my print into museum quality showmanship and I couldn't be happier. I wouldn't hesitate to go there again for my framing needs or advice on which direction to go with my artwork. KEEP IT UP!"
"I commissioned a custom frame for a drawing.
Factory 44 West worked with me to design it and were very patient when I brought my wife in via video chat. We are very satisfied with the result."
"I've gone to Factory 44 twice
so far for framing jobs and was very happy both times. Their cost and turn around are comparable to the other frame shops in the area, but the patient customer service and attention to detail are far and above any other frame stores I’ve been to in the past. They take the time to help you select the frames and mats that will look best with your artwork, and never make you feel rushed. My framing needs were simple, but they also do really amazing and creative hand-carved and reclaimed wood frames that are gorgeous. They are true artisans and it’s a pleasure to do business with them."