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The World's First Universal
Frame

Uframe was originally designed to display children's art, but its uses are only limited to your imagination. With the unique top load construction, you do not have to remove the frame every time you want to change the picture, menu, or certificate. Just slide it in! The frame is designed to hold anything up to 1/4" thick. It will hold 50 sheets of regular 8.5"x 11" paper. With Uframe the possibilities are endless.

 

                                              
The Uframe story.....

Shawn is the creator of the Uframe. He is the proud father of 3 boys. He and his family live in St. George, Ut. Shawn works as a cabinet maker and has a passion for working with his hands. He loves art and especially children's art. He and his wife are always encouraging their boys to "draw a picture". As his family grew, so did the "art collection". Shawn decided to combine his two hobbies together to create a "place" to hold all of the creations that were being made. After hours at the cabinet shop Shawn developed the Uframe.

It's a great way to change how we hang and display our pictures. The inspiration came from his boys. Make a sturdy frame that is easy for them to display their artwork. With the Uframe, the boys can easily slide their creation in the top of the frame for everyone to see. 

After seeing all the ways to use the frame, Shawn realized it's universal.

So what do you call a (U)niversal frame? Uframe.

  • What can you do with a Uframe?

    Anything.

    Literally, It. Is. Universal.

    One day and we came up with a list of 78 ways you can use your Uframe. We listed a few below.

    • Child's Art
    • Child's Photo                                
    • Chalkboard/Whiteboard
    • Magnet Board
    • Cork board
    • Music Room
    • School Pictures
    • Sports Photo's
    • Menu's
    • Notes
    • Schedules
    • Calendar
    • Print-outs
    • Quotes
    • Paintings
    • Magazine Covers
    • Certificates
    • Awards
    • Dance Pictures
    • Chore Charts
    • Appointments
    • Albums/Records
    • Use it as a Scrapbook

    Here is a photo of a great idea. It turns that empty hallway into a work of art. If you like this idea you can back it. Its called the 3X3.

    3X3 Wall
    3X3 Wall


    A Uframe as a gift?

    Heck yes!!! (that is a Utah Phrase). Makes a great gift for family, friends, teachers, your boss, your coach, anyone really!

    Another feature that we have made on the frame is the pre-cut keyholes that will make it really easy for you to hang your frame either vertically or horizontally. Notice our logo? Its on the bottom of each frame to ensure that you have a Uframe original.

    back of the Uframe
    back of the Uframe

    But wait there's more.....

    There aren't any frames to hold your vinyl records. So... We had to, it wouldn't be right if we didn't make one that would fit your album covers. For all those who dream of an awesome music room, here ya go! The Vinyl frame holds anything 12X12. This frame is also great for scrapbook sheets!

     This is where the magic happens....

    This is the shop where the Uframes are made. During the day this place is full of guys making cabinets and furniture. At night we make our frames here. If we can successfully fund this project, our plans are to move next door and get our own place. We LOVE the cabinet guys and all, but it sure would be great to have our own space so we could make Uframes all day long. Below, is our paint booth. We professional paint each frame. It gives us a sense of pride to see a handmade Uframe come off the production line. There is a lot of meaning in that phrase "MADE IN THE USA". 

    How is a Uframe made? 

    Well.. Instead of making you read how it's made, we decided to show you! Check it out! (Thanks Braedon for wearing the head cam!)

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Meet the Uteam...

This is Shawn, really it is. He came up with this idea. He loves children's art. Having 3 boys he gets his fill of homemade pictures. He wouldn't change it for the world. By day he makes cabinets.

This is Braedon, He owns his work. His middle name is Passionate. He will be the guy that puts your Uframe together. If you back the big reward, you will get to ride in his '78 VW Westfalia. By day he sells organic beef.

This is Wayne, He does the promotional stuff. You know those weekend fairs and expos? That's him. This is his first attempt at a kickstarter project. By day he runs a bread route.

This is Tia, she runs the office and keeps us guys on track. She sometimes let's us take an extra long break (if we bring her a treat). She also did one of the sweet videos for our project. She's multi-talented. By day she works as a sales executive and consultant at a social media marketing firm.

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Risks and challenges

A possible challenge that we may face if we are successfully funded is, how will we make all of the Uframes? We sure hope this is a bridge that we need to cross. If needed we, have a few cabinet employees that would love to work overtime and have some extra cash. Remember that we mainly make these frames at night. If needed we can run a day shift.

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    If you have ever wanted to be part of a big group hug, this is for you. Donate here and the employees will group hug and yell your name 3 times....kinda creepy but in a cool way.

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    Be a backer here and you will receive a limited numbered postcard of our shop from the Uframe World Headquarters. We are located in the southernmost corner of Utah, We tell people that we are located north of Vegas.

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    EARLY BIRD...As in, sent out before Christmas. The "Original Uframe". You can choose between Black, White, or the Naked. We have these ready and will ship on Dec 18, 2015. This will make the best gift ever. Order now because there are only 100.

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    This is the Uframe "mini". It's a smaller version of our original Uframe. It holds 8" x 10" pictures. Imagine keeping all of your kids school pictures in one spot. Yes, that's right all 12 years of school in one spot! Choose black, white, or naked.

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    The "BLACK" Uframe. This will look great on that accent wall that you already have finished in your house. If your a backer here, we will go ahead and add some sweet Black paint. We'll throw just a little gloss on it to give it that shine. And most of all, we will have our paint crew give it the TLC that is made with every Uframe that we assemble.

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    The "WHITEY" Uframe. Your simple and you want your frame to be simple. We understand that. If your a backer here, we will go ahead and add White paint. We'll throw just a little gloss on it to give it that shine. And most of all, we will have our paint crew give it the TLC that is made with every Uframe that we assemble.

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    The "Naked Uframe". We will do all the hard work for you. We'll cut it, glue it, sand it, and ship it. All you do is paint it the color that matches your ugly carpet or that 70's wallpaper that is still up. We will also let you keep all the compliments that you will get about your new frame.

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    The "Vinyl". Choose between naked, black, or white. You must have been born in the Sixties if this reward gets you excited, Yep, now you change your album covers with ease with this uframe....How cool is that? Think of the conversations that will be had as you stand around reminiscing about the good ol' days. How many times could you change it out? A day, a week, a month, a year? If you answered "a year", then you seriously need to sell all those albums and buy a new Camero

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    4pk of the "Mini" Uframes. You can't go with just one, we understand. Mix or match with black, white, or naked. Buying a 4pk will save you some Moolah!!!

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    4pk of our Original Uframes. You know exactly how your are going to finish these off and where your going to hang them. Do it. Send us a photo when your done and we'll put it up on our instagram. We love seeing ideas from other Uframers. Pick between Black, White, or Naked.

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    The "3x3" (or the attention getter) If you back this reward that blank space on your wall is about to turn BOSS!!! see the photo. You get 9 frames. Choose your color, Black, White, or Naked.

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    Uframe VIP!!! If you back this, we are about to become really good friends. Get ready

    For a bid of $4000 you and a GUEST will fly into Las Vegas on (or about) March 25, 2016. You will have all accommodations taken care of for that night. In the morning, you will get picked up and taken to St. George, Ut. Day 1 of your 3 day tour will include a stop at the Uframe world headquarters (we may even throw in a frame or two). We then will hang out and spend time at the St. George Arts Festival. Day 2 We will take a trip through Zion National Park and head over to Bryce Canyon National Park for a little "Taste of Utah" trip. Did I mention that our mode of transportation through the parks is in a '78 Volkswagon Wesfalia Campmobile. Day 3 is up to you, golf, mt. bike, hike. you decide and we provide. Your return flight is on (or about) March 27, 2016. All accommodations, except for the "What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas" are covered. (room, food, transportation, etc) Remember that we make frames. We are not tour guides. So, because of that, we only limit this to 2 backers. You must live in the United States. Also, please no celebrities or famous people. We want the average everyday Joe Schmo (like us).

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