How To Construct a DIY Wood Frame for Photos

I love text art. Subway art, chalkboard art, calligraphy, incredible quotes in cool typefaces, etc. There are a lot of free printables available now that it would be simple to find one that’s ideal for every single space is your home. What’s a bit more difficult is discovering cool frames that don’t cost much, specifically for a big print. I figured it could not be too difficult to make my own using a $5 pine board from Home Depot. Ends up it’s not! Keep reading for instructions on how to make a simple wood frame.

I used a 4 inch large pine board from Home Depot (which is really about 3.5 inches broad). I got the 8 feet length for a frame for a 16 × 20 print. I used a miter saw set at 45 degrees to miter the corners. When cutting your pieces, keep in mind that the brief side (inside) of each board ought to have to do with an inch shorter than the height or width of your print. For a 16×24 frames print.

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The precise dimensions are not that important; nevertheless, it IS essential that both long pieces are exactly the exact same length, and both shorter pieces are precisely the very same length. This will guarantee that your mitered corners line up completely. I achieved this by sawing through both pieces at once on the miter saw.

If you don’t have a miter saw, do not stress. You can just make a frame without mitered corners.

To put your frame together, you’ll require wood glue and some sort of joiner. I’ve seen v-nails recommended, however I could not find them in your home Depot. You could likewise utilize a metal brace that you screw into the pieces you’re connecting together.

I used a great deal of wood glue, pushed my pieces as close together as possible, and asked one of my boys to hammer in a number of joiners across the seam.

I stained it, then disliked how it looked, so I sanded the majority of the stain off and simply painted it instead. I chose a robin’s egg blue because I knew that would like good versus a blackboard. I utilized 50 cent acrylic craft paint from Walmart and combined in a few drops of water to thin it out a bit so the wood grain would show through.

I likewise sanded it slightly to distress. I truly want to make another one and choose a better stain, though, due to the fact that I believe that might be stunning.

I discovered that the simplest method to attach a print or photo was to tape it to a piece of stiff foam board (found at the dollar store) that I cut to slightly smaller sized than frame size.

I simply turned the foam board over, center the print in the frame, and stapled the foam board right to the frame. When I want to change the print, it’s simple to pop the staple out, take the print off the foam board, and tape a new one in, with no damage to the print or frame. If you want to hang the frame, just hammer in a sawtooth wall mount (or 2) along the top.