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Well Made operates a 3,000 square foot wood shop in the heart of Avondale, on the outskirts of downtown Chicago. We welcome visitors by appointment only. Please use this form to get in touch with a member of our team. Form the nearest retail location where our products may be purchased, please see our Store Locator.

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2850 N Pulaski Avenue Unit 8
Chicago, il 60641

412-576-9255

Home of the STiiCKs magnetic poster frame. Well Made is a furniture and industrial design collective based in Chicago, Illinois.

Stiicks Toolkit

 

Hello Stockists

Welcome to our Stockist Toolkit! Here you'll find just about anything you might need to carry our STiiCKs framing products. Each product has short descriptions, long descriptions and bullet points to help educate your employees and your customers on why they might want to consider a Well Made product.

Images are 1500 pixels wide or more, formatted in RGB color mode. To download an image, click on the image you would like to activate the "Lightbox", then either drag to your desktop or right-click and select "Save Image As". Layered PSD files are available for certain products. If you don't see something you need, please just ask, we are constantly updated this page.

 

STiiCKs®

Frame Sizes (widths)

  • 9" / 23cm – ideal for 8x10 / A4
  • 12" / 30.5cm – ideal for 11x14 / A3
  • 17" / 43cm – ideal for 16x20 / A2
  • 19" – ideal for 18x24
  • 25" / 63.5cm – ideal for 24x36 / A1

Available Finishes

STiiCKs are available in four solid wood finishes. Listed in popularity; Walnut, Oak, Black and White. Custom wood species and finishes are available, minimums apply.

MSRP / RRP

  • 9" / 23cm – $20 USD
  • 12" / 30.5cm – $30 USD
  • 17" / 43cm – $40 USD
  • 19" – $45 USD
  • 25" / 63.5cm – $50 USD

Custom sizes available, please contact us for more information.


 

Product Description

STiiCKs work like a clamp, using real wood and strong magnets to frame art. Each of the 4 thin strips of solid hardwood are embedded with super-strong neodymium rare-earth magnets mounted just below the surface, resulting in an even clamping pressure across the entire frame. There's no glass, no matting, they ship in a tube and swapping artwork takes only seconds. These solid wood frames are perfect for posters, prints, photos, fabric – even canvas.

Product Origin Story

STiiCKs were created out of frustration. The frustration that framing is simply too expensive and too inflexible for the average person. So we took an honest look at what we wanted out of a frame, what we didn't wanted, and most importantly – what wasn't needed. And we stripped it all away until we had our STiiCKs Magnetic Framing kit.

The first version of this product was created outside of Detroit, Michigan at Founder, Brandon Knowlden's family cabin and wood shop. The Knowlden family owns and operates one of Michigan's most well-respected arboricultural service companies, which is where the majority of our wood comes from. Less than 1% of the material we remove makes the cut for our Well Made products. Every log is hand selected while still standing, before being cut, milled and professionally dried. 

In 2014, the sales numbers of the STiiCKs product outpaced the production capability of Well Made's Chicago wood shop. While we continue to handle all custom orders, our standard sized frames are now handcrafted in Poland. We searched far and wide, not for lower costs, but impeccable quality. More than a year of searching was followed by six months of samples. We even took a field trip to visit our manufacturer's facility in central Poland.

Well Made Origin Story

Well Made was born from the idea we deserve more. That you, deserve more. It seems like someone, at some point, made this decision for us that it was ok for our things to just fall apart. They acted like we wouldn't notice, that we didn't care and that we didn't want to know. Well Made stands in direct contrast to that idea. Our materials are responsibly sourced, we strongly emphasize storytelling through our products and our process is as transparent to a fault.

 

Image Galleries

PSD templates

Our PSD templates are designed to let you place your own artwork into our frames. Files are designed at size at 72 dpi and can be resized to put into whatever environment you think might work best. The document is color coded and provided in Photoshop CS6 format. If you need a saved-down version, please just ask.

  1. Place your artwork in the center of the document inside the masked folder.
  2. Turn on the frame finish you would like to advertise.
  3. Flatten, resize or drop the layered file into whatever environment you would like.