Meet the talent that makes Metro Frame Works unique. The same people who design with you at the front counter are the ones who cut, build and assemble the framing, resulting in a seamless transition from idea to end product.

A perfect combination of experience, skill, professionalism, creativity and innovation, we are here to make your framing experience fun and memorable, and the product lasting. Think of us not as your framer, but as your design collaborators. We can't wait to meet you at our design counter!

Melanie enjoys working on large and complicated frame jobs.  The more challenge the more fun. 

Melanie enjoys working on large and complicated frame jobs.  The more challenge the more fun. 

Melanie Lunsford, Owner

With 25 years of experience in woodworking, custom furniture building, upholstery, art framing, Melanie is nothing less than an expert in the framing industry. She started Metro Frame Works in 1999, with a strong vision and aesthetic that holds true today. A long time resident of the Denver Highlands, she is dedicated to supporting local businesses. She is also an avid golfer, friend of greyhounds, and aspiring jewelry artist.

 

Emily happy with the result of this colorful Tucan bird.  It looked a bit out of place suspended in the frame, with the customer's approval she created a branch and leaves for it to perch on!

Emily happy with the result of this colorful Tucan bird.  It looked a bit out of place suspended in the frame, with the customer's approval she created a branch and leaves for it to perch on!

Emily Bardwell

Emily is a native of Denver, an East High School graduate, an art appreciator, occasional artist, soccer player, bicycle commuter, tiny house homeowner and aspiring urban gardener. She spent 4 years studying art and geography at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota and has been working at Metro Frame Works since returning to the better Denver weather in 2011. She has dabbled in over a dozen fine art and craft mediums including printmaking, paper making, and theater makeup. She loves a challenging project and learning new skills.