Ready Made Frames

by Sep 2, 2020Picture Framing

Do it yourself picture framing using standard ready made frames

Last time, Jane looked primarily at custom made frames for your pictures. This article concentrates on the do-it-yourself market using standard ready made frames.

Jane provides some sample prices (accurate at the time of writing the article) and discusses some of the options available.

Narrow black frames

The prices below are of for our narrow black frames – which is just one of the many different styles available.

  • 5×5” – £6.77
  • 6×4” – £6.77
  • 7×5” – £8.24
  • 8×6” – £9.46
  • 9×7” – £9.85
  • 10×8” – £10.71
  • 8×12” – £11.76
  • A4 (8 1/4x 11 3/4”)-  £11.76
  • 12×10” – £11.76
  • 14×10” – £13.07
  • 14×11” – £13.07
  • 15×12” – £14.70
  • 16×12” – £14.96
  • 10×10” – £11.55
  • 8×8” – £10.50


range of black ready made picture frames

Larger frames

For the bigger sizes in black we use a slightly wider frame.

  • 18×14” – £22.50
  • 20×16” – £22.73
  • 24×20” – £29.72
  • 20×30” – £37.43
  • A1 (23 1/2”x 33”) – £45.99
  • A2 (16 1/2”x 24 1/2”) – £28.82
  • A3 (11 1/4”x 16”) – £20.69
  • 16×16” – £21.79

All stock frames are made in store in our workshop.

larger thicker picture frames

Ready cut mounts

Standard sizes & prices

Ready cut mounts are available in the following sizes. The first size shown is for the frame and the size in brackets is the picture size.

  • 7×5” (5×3”) – £1.65
  • 8×6” (6×4”) – £1.75
  • 10×8” (8×6”) – £2.60
  • 9×7” (7×5”) – £2.25
  • A4 (9 1/2x 6”) – £2.85
  • 12×10” (9×7”) – £3.40
  • 14×10” (11×7”) – £3.95
  • 14×11” (A4) – £3.95
  • 12×16” (8×12”) – £4.95
  • 16×20” (12×16”) – £6.90

All the above ready cut mounts are available in off white, cream and black. 

Custom colour / size

If you wanted a mount cutting in a specific colour we can do that and the cost will be a little more as the board is more expensive, so as a example if your frame is size 12×10” it would cost £7.35 and the opening can be any size you need so it doesn’t have to be a standard size.

More examples

Frame size is A1 your picture size is A2 a mount cut would cost £16.54

Frame size is A3 your picture size is A4 a mount cut would cost £9.87

Double mounts

A double mount can look stunning on your picture. Here are two pictures to give an idea.


double mount example 1

One mount overlays another with a slip of colour showing from the mount underneath, the slip is usually a 1/4” but you can have more if you wish.

You can have any combination of colour it’s up to you, we are just here to guide you through the process and make the most of your pictures.

black core double mount

These mounts have what is called a black core and looks great with pencil sketches.

It is a little more expensive to have a double mount but worth it.

For example if you have an A3 frame and your picture is A4 a double mount would cost £19.74

DIY framing help.

I hope this helps and gives some idea of do it yourself framing.

If you have any questions at all do please contact us either by Facebook, via our website or call us on 0116 251 7792.


Gadsby’s sell all of the frames and mounts  mentioned above.

Please note that the sample frames and mounts shown are just part of the range available in store. Jane selected just a few to give a feel for the price for a particular size frame & mount. Different styles will reflect the trend in price, more expensive as they get larger, but the prices will vary.

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