At Whispering Woods Gallery, we frequently replace broken glass. Glass can break for many reasons.
A proper hook was not used.
The hanging hardware was not sufficient for the piece. Screw eye hangers and sawtooth hangers usually are not the best choice.
The wire did not catch onto the hook properly.
The frame was jarred by a person or object.
House repairs to the roof or siding shook the wall.
The art was not hung on a timely basis and was jarred while on the floor.
The art was leaned against a wall without being secured.
The art did not have sufficient protection during transport. Many times glass breaks during shipping or a move.
Our goal is to safely dispose the broken glass, remove glass shards, repair or replace a broken frame, and replace the glazing with the appropriate choice. If the mat is scratched we can replace it. Prices vary according to size, type of glass, and complexity of the project. We stock five types of Tru Vue glass at our shop – Regular, Conservation Clear, Non-glare, Conservation Reflection Control and Museum. All glass is cut in our shop to fit your frame. Drop by with your piece and we’ll get it fixed up fast. No worries!
One of the most intriguing items at Whispering Woods Gallery is the historic map collection portal. We offer your favorite maps from all over Bucks and Montgomery Counties, Philadelphia, NJ Shore points, New York City, and all over the USA. Let’s take it a bit further. We offer over 1.6 million maps from all over the world! We offer our maps unframed but we suggest letting us frame them to look their best to last for generations. These maps are printed to your specifications. Want to give it a spin? Go to our map site to look for US Maps. Looking for a world map or something a little different? This page will let you travel the world!
One of my favorite types of vintage maps is the “Birdseye View.” These maps were made in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Sometimes referred as aero or panoramic views, they are non-photographic maps of cities and towns from above. See the Margate map below. Want to search for your town? Search here for “Birdseye View” maps. Just put in the state that you are interested in, to get going.
For a price quote or to order call Sue at 215-364-4321. Need this for a holiday gift? Hurry as the maps are printed just for you.
Happiness isn’t something you experience, it is something you remember. -Oscar Levant
Whispering Woods Gallery is excited to offer vintage postcards. When we create a postcard montage for somebody we are reminding them of happy times from a vacation spot, their hometown, or a school that they attended.
We don’t sell copies, all are authentic. We have offerings framed, matted and unmatted. We’ve set up an online Etsy shop so that all can shop with us. Feel free to visit our shop 24/7. Here is a collection of framed postcard projects created at Whispering Woods Gallery. Have an idea? Give Susan a call to create a gift they won’t forget.
Whispering Woods Gallery recently completed a job of seven framed US currency sheets for Kenny of Holland. It was a learning experience and very interesting project.
Interested in the history of American money? Here’s a Brief History from The Bureau of Engraving and Printing. It includes the origins, production, and timeline of US Currency. Interested in buying currency for framing? Here is where you can purchase new uncut currency as shown in our photos. Remember that a gift of framed money is a gift for the “hard to buy for” people on your holiday gift list.
Here are a few fun facts about currency (from federalreserve.gov): Did you know that the lifespan of a $10 bill is 4.5 years? Did you know that it takes about 4,000 double folds before a bill will tear? Did you know that it 454 bills weigh out to be one pound? Did you know that US Currency paper is made out of 75 percent cotton and 25 percent linen?