Fine Custom Frames
Hi, I’m Kheng Lim.
In 2013, I arrived in Provo, Utah to pursue a master’s degree in fine art from Brigham Young University. I was excited to travel halfway across the world to a place I barely knew anyone, to pursue my passion for creating beautiful art. And the moment I settled into the studio I launched into painting, sometimes deep into the night, when during the walk home the only other pedestrians on the quiet streets on campus were the deer that had come out to forage.
With all the paintings I had made came the question: how I am going to frame all my paintings to show? I was a poor student and couldn’t afford professional service. So, I had to improvise. I learned to mill raw lumber, cut and assemble frames, and to put a final finish on them. I realized that frame-making was fun! Over time, I began examining the paintings at galleries and museums, noticing the frames around them, and imagining other framing styles that would look good with the artwork.
After school, I took up woodworking jobs to hone my wood crafting skills. A couple of years later I managed a custom frame shop, and that gave an understanding of operating a framing business. Life has its own mind with its turns, and when the opportunity arose to start my own framing studio, I immediately took it.
Through the years I have gained knowledge in frame-making, an understanding of fine-art preservation, and the experience of operating a custom-frame shop. To put all these different aspects of my learning into enhancing and preserving your family heirlooms has become a mission and a passion of mine. This is work that I still gladly work deep into the night for.
The greatest satisfaction in my job is to see the expressions of excitement and joy my clients show when they see how beautiful their memories turns out. It feels like the unveiling of a new car!
Imagine yourself being the proud owner of a beautifully framed keepsake, one that hangs with pride in your home, an heirloom to bring daily joy to you and your family!
“Very happy with my custom frame! The wood is GORGEOUS and the overall quality exceeded my expectations. The picture I used is very important to me and I'm so glad I trusted Border & Square with it... the finished product couldn't be more beautiful. Thank you!”
— Brandon Wood (View in gallery)
“When he delivered the final framed art to me, I couldn’t BELIEVE how gorgeous it looked! He was able to remove the old frame without even a tear to the art, and the strange dimensions weren’t a problem at all. I let him decide what kind of frame would look best for the piece, and I am overjoyed at the result—it matches the art perfectly, and the frame draws the eye to the art without distracting from the art itself. Overall, it’s a perfect complement to the work itself and I can’t believe I didn’t get it framed sooner. I would recommend Kheng to ANYONE looking to frame something to make it look incredible!”
— Hadley G. (View in gallery)
“Border and Square not only created frames that are perfectly matched in style and shade, but also are so beautiful, the artistry creating a lovely display in my home. The design of the frames pulls from the paintings, creating a sense of completion rather than competition. The quality of work is excellent, very detail oriented and a flawless finish. Having Border and Square create custom frames for this art was a dream come true, displaying my grandmother’s art quite perfectly.”
— Seretta H. (View in gallery)
“Fast turnaround and high quality frames for a great price!”
— Sarah W.
To ensure that each client gets the best service, we recommend that you schedule an appointment. Appointments can be made by text, phone call, email, or through the form below.
1080 E, Provo, UT 84606
(Close to Seven Peaks Waterpark)
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