Expert mat cutter and framer

Your go to person for expert advice and guidance in choosing the right mat – frame combination.
Talmsi brings with her years of experience, she has been at Frameworks since 1980.
She’s an expert mat cutter and loves to listen to her customers to make their dreams come true.


Expert shadow box framer

Everyone has their specialties and Nancy’s is shadow boxes and framing objects. She’s been at Frameworks for 23 years. Nancy always greets you with a smile and loves framing not only art but people’s stuff.



Since the beginning: 30 years.
Toni specializes in desk clutter, designing, fitting, mat cutting.
She’s also the boss. A native of Columbia, SC, Toni moved to Wilmington in 1970 with Warren for him
to teach English at UNC-W.  She attended UNC-W, where she received a BA in Early
Childhood Education.   While attending college, their two daughters, Mary Brooks
and Sarah were born.  In 1978, they visited an old high school friend of hers
from Columbia, Bobby Havens, who had a picture framing business in Charlotte.
He agreed to train them in his store, and The Frame Works became a reality and
opened on June 1, 1978.



Warren wears many hats at Frameworks and Frame Outlet. He’s framed original art by Robert Downey Jr., Made a cabinet for Mario Lemieux, and display cases for McDonalds. But he is most proud of the digital imaging department at The Frame Outlet. It’s one of the most capable digital imaging labs in the country.

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