If you want to add a charming aesthetic to your home, a few handmade wooden picture frames could be exactly what you need. This is a fairly simple woodworking project that pretty much everyone can handle, regardless of their experience level.
The materials you will need for this project include:
- Palm router
- Wood glue
- Glass panes
- Mounting hardware
- Miter saw
- Tape measure
- Speed Square
First you need to decide what size your picture frames are going to be. It’s a good idea to select a more common size so you will have an easier time finding glass panes for the frames you make. If you have a certain piece of art that you want framed, you should measure out the dimensions before getting started.
You can cut up a single board to make all four sides of the frame. If you choose to use more than one board, make certain that the boards are identical in their depth and width.
Use a speed square to tape measure to mark off each individual piece of the frame on the boards you are working with. The shorter part of these sections will be frame’s interior. Next use your miter saw to cut the pieces from the board. Re-measure every cut after the first one to make up for the 1/8” that the saw takes off.
Wood glue should be perfectly adequate for reinforcing each of the corners. You should also use L-brackets just to be safe. A biscuit joiner can be useful for connecting the edges of each board that you cut at a 45-degree angle. You will again use the joiner to make a few notches on the boards.
When you are putting the frame together, make sure to do so on a completely flat surface. You can use a rubber mallet to ensure that all of the pieces are totally flat against each other. After the glue has had a chance to dry completely, you can put the hardware on the back of the frame. A couple basic D-rings will do the trick.
A rustic frame can make all the difference when it comes to breathing new life into a previously boring or bare area of your home. It only takes a couple of hours to make, and it’s something anyone can do.