Shadowbox Display Picture Frames

What Is A Shadow Box?

A shadowbox display picture frame is used when we want to create a three dimensional look and are displaying something with depth, like a football jersey or your baby’s first pair of shoes. Also, when a collection of memorabilia like ribbons, awards or medals are added to a photo or certificate then a spacer is used to create the necessary depth.

Shadow boxes can be as deep as 3″ or 4″ or as little as 1″ to 1 1/2″ depending on the amount of space needed to keep the glass or acrylic from touching the items being framed, which have been attached to a fabric or matting background.

police award shadow box example

An Example Of A Police Service Award In A Shadow Box



The choice of framing materials available to create a shadow box range from a simple contemporary look in black, walnut, gold, silver or white to a more ornate traditional look with wood tones, gold or silver. The face of a shadow box frame is usually no wider than 1″ to 2″ either flat or with traditional curves and detailing.

A custom shadow box picture frame is a nice way to preserve and display your special collections, wedding, sports or military memorabilia, awards, family photos, music records, etc. for you, your family and your friends to enjoy for years to come.

Samples of Custom Designed Shadowbox Displays:


Do you have MEMORABILIA that you would like to have preserved in a unique custom shadowbox display? Call today 714-966-9138 and Karen Whitworth, owner and lead designer, will be happy to assist you and answer any questions.

Thank you for visiting our site. We are looking forward to helping you with all your custom picture framing needs…from high end to low end and all areas in between. No job is too large or too small for Karen’s Detail Custom Frames – Your Design Partner in Quality Art and Framing – Where Custom Does Not Mean Expensive – 3625 West MacArthur Blvd, Suite #303, Santa Ana, Ca 92704.

Please call today 714-966-9138 for a free quote or to make an appointment for your free personal design consultation.