Photo Frame Maker

Frame Maker

The tasks a Picture Frame Maker is expected to perform include:

Making picture or photo frames from soft wood by sawing, planing, shaping, etc. using power and hand tools

Cutting wooden planks or slides into long, thin strips with a power or hand saw and planes

Shaping and sizing the planks to the required thickness, form, etc. using power and hand tools according to the frame design

Marking the frame strip to suit the length and width of the picture or photo to be framed

Placing the frame strip in the mitre box (sawing jig) and cutting it according to the markings at a 45 degree angle

Determining the location, size and angle of nail holes to be drilled

Drilling partial holes in one end of each piece

Applying glue at mitered ends

Assembling the frame together by holding sized pieces in a vice and driving nails through the drilled holes

Smoothening the frame to the required finish by rubbing with sand paper

Knowledge of different types of wood like plywood, rosewood, etc.

Well-versed with the frame making process

Knowledge of cutting wood in the desired shape and size

Knowledge of using various hand and power tools like hand saws, chisels, drillers, etc.

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Arm-hand steadiness

Ability to polish frames

Ability to set leather, velvet or other materials in the frame

Knowledge to set glass, hard board etc. and mount the picture in the frame

Attention to detail

Diligent and hardworking

Creative bend of mind

Ability to focus for long hours

It is a bench work

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is available

Working hours
Factories usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL), Low Vision (LV), Muscular Weakness (MW) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include cuts, nail pricks, back problems, skeletal deformation, etc.

Health risks include exposure to dust particles, glue, sandpaper, the repetitious motion of arms, wrists, hands and fingers, etc.

Will be updated

Employment Prospects and the Significant Growth of the Indian Handicrafts Industry

The story of Indian handicrafts dates back to one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Indian handicrafts represent beauty, dignity, form and style. In the 1970s, the government initiated the preservation of crafts and skill upgrade with respect to the challenges the sector was facing. However the focus shifted to export in the later decades. It plays a significant role in the country?s economy and provides employment to more than 7.3 million people mostly from rural and semi-urban areas. Today, handicrafts and handcrafted gift items manufactured and exported from India are much sought after and have established an unsurpassable reputation in the international market. According to provisional data, the export of Indian handicrafts in the period of April-August 2014-15 has shown an increase of US$ 256.32 million, which is about 18.06 per cent over the same period in 2013-14.

Based on historical trends, the handicrafts sector is expected to grow by 16 per cent from 2013?17 and by another 16 per cent from 2017?22.

Picture frame manufacturing companies across India


Towns and cities across India