I have two Metallica posters that I wanted framed. I took them to a little store in West Towne Mall called Into the Woods. I had three options: black metal, medium oak, or black leather. I chose the leather because it looked very cool with my prints. I couldnâ€™t beat the price either: $80 each. My guitar photo framing cost over $120, which was the lowest price among a dozen places in and around town. Iâ€™ve also had prints framed in a poster store at $60 each for a basic plastic frame and acrylic pane. But Into the Woods uses glass.
The owner told me that heâ€™d ship the prints out to someone who does framing for him with some other orders, and they would return in about three to four weeks. I told the owner that I was in no hurry, so I was willing to wait. It actually took two months, but it was no big deal; this weekend is the first chance I have at getting anything done at home, so it worked out perfectly for me. It took so long because his framer filed for bankruptcy. It was operating with only two guys who were finishing up the last of their orders.
Anyway, I received my posters today. When he brought them out, I looked at them and realized that the wait was absolutely worth it. These posters look awesome in leather. Although they donâ€™t have any matting, the black leather provides a great border.
The owner told me that he will start framing in-house, so the wait shouldnâ€™t be as long (depending on the orders he has). Into the Woods also sells many great framed prints, including outdoors and wildlife scenes, sports-related motifs, and motivational prints. He currently has one store at West Towne Mall, but he is opening another at East Towne Mall. Iâ€™ve added his web site below and to my list of links, where you can find a catalog of his products. And it’s owned locally, a concept that I support. I will continue to shop there.