A NEW customer...Tristan F. (an AG teacher here at the local high school).  Tristan brought in FOUR FFA "jackets", TWO gavels and SEVEN other items he wanted framed.  Now THIS was going to be BIG challenge!  He showed me what items he wanted framed on the jackets.  I cut them out so both he and I  would have a better idea on the layout.  Because of the gavels, a "shadowbox" type frame was needed.  I had a better chance of hitting the lottery than finding ANY molding distributer that had one unless it was a 1" wide plain black molding. I have done occasionally in the past, I combined TWO picture frame moldings and a wooden strip used as a "filler" resultng in a picture frame molding   1 3/4" x 2 1/8 which gave me a 1/4" x 1 3/4" deep rabbet.  I stretched and "pinned" all the material...NO ADHESIVE OR "PEAL AND STICK" BOARDS WAS USED!  The O.D. of this frame is 29 1/4" x 42 1/4".  This will be hanging on a wall in his classroom.  (Note:  Looking at the image, the gavels appear to be "tilted". BOTH are not and are perfectly parallel with the opening.)  Thanks for the business Tristan!  ajhohensee ☺  (Click "My IDEAS!" here on my website to see an image of FOUR of my shadowbox moldings and other stuff.)

B. Gann from Thibodaux, Louisiana brought in this very fine needlepoint she completed which was given to her daughter.  I helped them choose the best mat colors and frame.  The bottom mat is "green" and the top mat is a light "cream" color (in the photo it looks more like white than cream). 


I have been in business over 40 years and this is by far the LARGEST needlepoint I have ever done! See below for the specs. 


This photo was taken on my "pegboard" wall.  The holes on my pegboard are 1" apart.  This frame job was completed on November 19th, 2022...  THANKS for the business B. Gann!


Moulding width: 3 1/2"
Frame O.D.: 31 x 52 1/2" !☺!
Needlepoint:  19 1/2 x 41" !☺!


I started stocking  polystyrene (poly) mouldings on May 4th 2021.  This is the very FIRST item I framed using poly mouldings.  E. Falgout loved it!  Thanks for the business "E."


E. Falgout, a customer living here in Raceland, La. brought in this "Oak Alley" needle point this morning.  This picture frame moulding LOOKS like wood, FEELS like wood, CUTS like wood, and the four corners are ASSEMBLED like wood.  This moulding is "polystyrene" (also known as "Poly Moulding"), NOT wood.  About 18 years ago I WAS going to start selling poly mouldings but the quality back then wasn't that great.  Since then, manufacturers have been a great improvement.  This poly moulding is 2 3/4" wide.  The outside dimensions of the frame is 24" x 36".  Please note:  The TOP mat is NOT quite as pink as it looks in this photo.   CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE IT.

J. Verret, a local customer, brought this in yesterday.  This was a real "doozy"!  The cutomer came in with FOURTEEN items to put in one frame.  I moved them around several times, but I still was not satisfied with my layout.  The customer was not particular how they were arranged.  So, after she left, I used my "Wizard Computerized Mat Cutter" software to help me get better ideas and solve any problems.  This is what I came up with...


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Of the FOUR parts of the invitation, TWO had to be cut smaller for the 4 1/2" "crown" to fit.  Doing this saved a lot of "dead" space.  The crown was 2 1/2" thick.  NO moulding was deep enough, so as I have done numerous times in the past, TWO mouldings were combined.  The total width of the moulding after putting the two together is 1 3/8".  The outside dimensions of the entire frame is 24" x 26".  This overall frame job is similar to "Post # OC011  Date" September 15, 2018", which is below this one.  Thanks again for the business J. Verret... ☺  

J. Verret, a local customer, brought this in a couple of days ago.  The challenge was to arrange the TWELVE items without leaving a bunch of dead spaces!  After moving them around several times, this was the final result.  The mat chosen was "navy blue". The school colors are blue and gold.  Navy blue is a little darker than the school color but enhances all the items.


One "plum" moulding was combined with a "plum/gold" moulding.  Doing so created a 2 1/8" deep rabbit, allowing for the 1 3/4" thick "gold crown", glass, backing, etc.  The bottom moulding was 2" wide before I "stood it up".  A narrower plum moulding was then added on top.  Frame I.D. 20 1/4" x 24 1/2".  Frame O.D.:  23 1/2 x 27 1/2"  


Thanks for the business J. Verret...


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E. Liuzza, a regular customer from New Orleans brought this "wind bottle" to be framed.  Because of the outside dimensions of the wine bottle (2 3/4" x 12 1/2"), TWO picture frame mouldings were chosen.  The moulding "standing up" is 1 1/4" x 2 7/8.  The other, added to the "top" is 3/4" x 1 1/4".  Combining these two together gave me a 3 1/2" deep rabbit, which allows sufficient space for the wine bottle, glass, matboards, and the backing.  This "wine bottle" was attached using a very strong permanent glue, AND to be absolutely certain it will NOT come loose, I made a tiny, almost invisible "hook" which the bottom of the bottle rests on.   The outside dimensions of the completed frame is:  9 1/2" x 19 1/4".  


Thanks for the business Ms. Liuzza, AND...


Thanks goes to the entire "group" of ladies in the New Orleans area for all the business.





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"OLDIE"  (Sold to:  B. Bellanger)


This was one of four posters I purchased way back in about 2004.  I framed and displayed each one as they were sold.  For all four, I used the same moulding, matboards and mat design, and glass.  The inside corners of the matboards was a design I thought would look the best for this print.  It is small and does not distracty from the print.  What you see is the last on display here at my shop.  It was brought back to replace the glass.  The glass was broken when a ball(?) hit it.  Luckily, the broken glass did NO harm to the print, mat or the frame!


The print is 20" x 32".  Matboard width is 2 5/8".  Moulding is 3 1/4" wide. The outside dimensions of the entire frame is 32" x 43".  


(The frame, and TOP mat are no longer available... they were discontinued a couple of years after I sold this last one!)


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P. Anderson, an employee at my favorite restaurant, Kenner Seafood, asked me to frame this "Ponchatoula, Louisiana Strawberry Festival" poster.  It was a doozy to decide what frame and mat(s) to use.  It would NOT look good with two mats... green top mat  and red bottom mat because it looked to "Chlristmasy", soooo... I decided to use only a green mat.  The best frame was 1 3/4" wide and is known as having a "wash board" finish.  It is a combination "white" and "light cream", slightly rough to give it that "old" look.  The matboard is 1 3/4" wide.  The outside of the frame is 26" x 36".



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"J. Thibodaux", a customer from Houma, La. brought in 31  football cards and their names printed on thick paper on November 24th to be framed.  It took her several months to find all these football cards.  This will be a Christmas gift to her boyfriend.  He will R-E-A-L-L-Y be shocked and surprised! 


The moulding is FD # 71 and is 1 1/2" wide. The OUTSIDE dimensions of the frame is 25" x 42"!  Top mat is 1 1/2" wide and is called "Onyx".  It is the "blackest" of all the black mats.  The bottom mat, a "metalic" mat called "Gold Rush", is 1 3/4" wide.  The total amout of openings in 127... 65 cutouts in the top mat/62 cutouts in the bottom mat.  The opening were cut out using my computerized mat cutter.


Thanks for the business J. Thibodaux!  Enjoy...


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I completed this order on July 15th, 2017.  E. Eusea, a customer from Paradis, La. brought this in. 


Frame Des:  #71

Moulding Width: 1 1/2"

Size:  11 5/8" x 14 1/8" (O.D.:  14 1/4" x 16 7/8")

Top Mat:  9557 P

Bottom Mat:  9852 G

Vacu-Sealed on foamboard

Wire Hanger

Regular Glass


Thanks for the business Mr. E. Eusea!


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This is another job I completed for a customer from Kenner, LA..  Go to "Post # OC001" to see the other one done before this one. 


I thought this poster was pretty neat.  It needed a mat because it had very little space along the outside edges.  The mat would have to be either black or white.  If the mat chosen were black, the best frame would be a white picture frame moulding.  The mat he selected was white, resulting in the selection of a black picture frame moulding. The black moulding selected was 1 1/4" wide... a good selection for that size poster.  It was NOT to narrow/not too wide.



Frame O.D.:  16 1/8" x 40"

Frame I.D.:  14 1/8" x 38"

Frame Design: F150 - Black

Mat #:  9557P w/ 1 1/4" Trim

Print was "Vacu-Mounted"

Glass Type:  Regular Glass 

Hanger:  Wire Hanger


Contact me if you have any questions.  ajh


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This is a fairly old post from my OLD website. 


But, TODAY, Kenner Seafood is still #1.  Click HERE for their website.  Chick HERE for their very large and fabulous menu!


Enjoy.  ajh


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"N.O. Saints 1st Game... 1967" was another image of a completed frame job I displayed on my OLD website.


This layout also took me a while to figure out. 


All cuts were made using my CMC (Computerized Mat Cutter).


As always, please feel free to call me if you have any question about anything I framed in the past or questionss reguarding what YOU might want framed.  Thanks again for all the business.  ajh


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"Golf Balls Framed..." was  completed and posted on my OLD website.


This is a unique frame job indeed.  It took me a while to come up with this idea.  I had everything layed out on the taple, showed him my suggestion and he agreed to it.


When the customer picked it up he was surprised at the "finished" job and loved it!


The cut outs in the mat were done with my CMC (Computerized Mat Cutter). 


If you have any questions about ANYTHING on display, please feel free to contact me.  Thanks for the business.  ajhohensee



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This is my 1st post in "New Photos/Info"!


As you can see, the image contains a photo of the entire poster framed, a photo of one of the corners, and a "text" box.  Describing the "Details"  gives you a better idea of what you are actually looking at.  Without the moulding "width" would have NO idea on how wide it actually is unless you have seen the actual poster unframed.  Knowing the size of the frame helps in mentally picturing how it might look hanging in your home or office.  


If you have any questions about this post, please feel free to call me at any time or send me eMail.  


Thanks for all the business.  I really appreciate it!  ajhohensee  ☺



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