Handcrafted picture frames from my home studio in Tucson. I’m dedicated to using traditional woodworking techniques to make frames from scratch with the beauty and authenticity of solid hardwood and with designs inspired by Tucson’s unique history and culture.
Making my frames from scratch out of solid hardwood means you and I can design every aspect of your unique frame, from its species, profile, stain color and finish to the joinery used for the corners and other optional elements that will make it feel at home in any Tucson design era.
Through the Stafford Framing Company, I provide expert preservation framing for your paintings, prints, drawings, posters, photographs and memorabilia. I believe a frame must serve its picture by protecting it and aesthetically enhancing it.
Originally from Tucson, Irvin Stafford spent 21 years in New York City working as picture framer. In 2019, with his aging parents in need, he moved back to the Old Pueblo and decided to pursue his dream of making high quality frames for the art and people of Southern Arizona.
“I believe you are what you frame. In one sense, what you choose to display on your walls tells the world what you value and it can elevate a piece of advertising ephemera to fine art. In another way, though, the things you frame in your space confront you every day will become a part of your daily thought process until you become that piece at it’s essence. We have the power to change our personal frequency by what we look at and think about every day. Be sure your framed artwork inspires you!”