About Us

Best Damned Framing in Austin, TX

About Steve Porter

Graduate of the University of Texas Fine Arts department in 1981 with a BFA in Art, specializing in graphic design, illustration and black and white photography.  


In 1982 to supplement my income I took a job with a locally owned franchise called Frame It in Barton Creek Square, later to be known as Deck the Walls.  I managed these stores for many years, learning about all things custom framing, attention to detail, and customer service.  

When Deck the Walls at Barton Creek Square closed in 2014 I decided to move to an area that was new, vibrant, and close to downtown to be part of the changing face of our city.

Custom Framing in Austin
Steve Porter, Custom Framing in Austin
About Vanessa

Vanessa grew up in the Chicago suburbs and spent 11 years as a custom framer in Barrington, Illionis. She and her husband moved to Austin 9 years ago and fortunately for us continued her work as a custom framer and designer since her move here. After her son was born 5 years ago she started a small home business of her own to supplement her income. Her business is named “Trex Frames”. She up-cycles old photo frames and restores them with new hardware and a bright, playful, eye catching new coat of paint.


You can view and purchase her work here >

About Our Shop

"I've been custom framing for 37 years.  One thing I've learned in that time is that I can't do everything.  If I feel like your project is something I'm not comfortable doing I'm not afraid to tell you, and I will try my best to recommend a local frame shop that may be able to help you." - Steve

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