Glenn’s Frame Shop now open in Mill Street Mall

TCR/Scott Bestul Glenn Woxland works on a frame in his new shop located in Suite #8 in Rushford’s Mill Street Mall.
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Scott Bestul

Glenn’s Frame Shop is the newest entrant to the collection of businesses inside the Mill Street Mall in Rushford. Though his shop just opened recently, Glen Woxland has plenty of experience in the framing business.

“I had a professional frame shop about 15 years ago in Rushford,” Woxland recalled. “I stepped away from it because I was getting too busy with it and still had another job with a plumbing and heating company. I actually sold the framing business to another guy, but he’s moved out of town since then. There’s nobody here to frame pictures, and I thought I’d get back into it now that I’m retired and looking for something to keep me busy.”

Woxland can add a new frame to any picture, or repair broken frames too. “I buy the stock and build my own frames,” he said. “There are many different types of wood used in the stock I buy. A lot of today’s stock for frames is coming all the way from places like Europe and France. That part is a little different than the first time I did framing work when a lot of the wood came from the U.S.”

Though he’s set himself up in a suite inside the Mill Street Mall, Woxland does some of the work at home. “Obviously, I do the cutting at home because they don’t want the noise and excess dust inside the mall,” he said.“People usually buy a nice print someplace and bring it in looking for a nice frame to make it perfect. It could also be a nice graduation picture, a family picture, or any kind of picture they’d like framed.

“There are literally thousands of different frame styles,” he said. “I’ve got somewhere between 300-400 on my wall. I tried to pick out what I thought people would like. If I don’t have the style they want on hand, we can look in the catalogs and find one they like. If I had every type of frame available, I’d need to rent a building the size of a basketball gym.”

If a customer picks a frame that Woxland has in stock, it won’t take more than a couple of hours to get the project completed. He said the choices are a lot more numerous than his first go-around as a professional framer. As with many businesses, Woxland said the technology has come a long way as well.

“The machines they use are a lot different these days,” he added. “They’re a lot easier to operate than they were 15 years ago. The old-school machines took a little more time to get used to.”

Glenn’s Frame Shop is located at the Mill Street Mall in Rushford, and is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Appointments outside business hours can be scheduled by calling 507-259-8363.