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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: How to Make Picture Frames, from American Woodworker

comments (71) July 11th, 2010 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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How to Make Picture Frames from American Woodworker magazine.
Fox Chapel Publishing, 2010.
$19.95; 120 pp.


How to Make Picture Frames is a collection of articles from American Woodworker magazine that provides instructions with step-by-step photos and illustrations for making many different types of picture frames.  The book includes information on how to mat and mount artwork, plans for jigs to make the job easier, and workshop tips to use along the way.

Lucky TopspinD is the winner. His comment was chosen at random.

Check back later to see what he has to say about the book. And stay tuned for more Book Giveaways.



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Comments (71)

stbard stbard writes: I make the occasional frame for my wife's paintings and could really use the book.
Posted: 3:06 pm on July 19th

ButchGMacDonald ButchGMacDonald writes: I could use that book.
Posted: 1:41 pm on July 19th

jcsssssssssssssss jcsssssssssssssss writes: Did you see my last picture frame? I need this book
Posted: 12:46 pm on July 19th

rpurdum rpurdum writes: I've made several picture frames with varying degrees of success. This book looks like a great way to learn to make perfect frames every time. Thanks for the opportunity to participate!
Posted: 8:11 pm on July 18th

2dtenor 2dtenor writes: I'm a novice and I need help with everything!
Posted: 10:35 am on July 18th

frank T frank T writes: Looks like a great book!
Posted: 9:39 am on July 18th

Decovic Decovic writes: This would be a nice addition to my woodworking library.
Posted: 9:04 am on July 18th

threadsscreen threadsscreen writes: My son is an artist but has to spend many hours making frames for his art, if I knew how to make frames I could relieve him of the "framing component" and allow him to spend time painting. This book, I'm sure, would provide me with the instruction set to allow me to become the "family framing guru" and allow my son to paint.

Love Woodworking.
Posted: 11:41 am on July 17th

dgamari dgamari writes: Being an amateur photographer and a novice woodworker, this book is an excellent way to show my work and improve my woodworking skills at the same time. A frame can make the difference when displaying a photograph, and there is nothing better than having the skills to build a frame to complement a photograph, or perhaps the other way around.
Posted: 5:48 am on July 17th

jeffsech jeffsech writes: My wife's a photographer and she's already asked me to think about making some frames. Some matting ideas would be helpful too.
Posted: 10:58 pm on July 16th

pawoody pawoody writes: This would be a great book to add to my collection. So many pictures and so few frames. I will probably buy it if I don't win it. Thanks

Posted: 10:01 pm on July 16th

pawoody pawoody writes: This would be a great book to add to my collection. So many pictures and so few frames. I will probably buy it if I don't win it. Thanks

Posted: 10:01 pm on July 16th

jhonbaker jhonbaker writes: I like books.
Posted: 5:11 pm on July 16th

aaronpetersen aaronpetersen writes: I love books - especially woodworking books that would look good on the bookcase I'm currently building.
Posted: 1:15 pm on July 16th

yannick yannick writes: Just have to frame some pictures from my vacation. That would be handy. :)
Posted: 1:09 pm on July 16th

idafleetdoc idafleetdoc writes: My wife would love it if I won this book because then I would have no excuse to not make all the picture frames that she has asked me to build.
Posted: 11:48 am on July 16th

RDM RDM writes: Please count me in also
Posted: 10:11 pm on July 15th

GoRedsUS GoRedsUS writes: Please count me in too.
Posted: 8:48 pm on July 15th

pgottshall pgottshall writes: I'd be honored. Thanks a ton!
Posted: 8:29 pm on July 15th

palonso palonso writes: Please count me in. Thx
Posted: 7:10 pm on July 15th

navasota navasota writes: I would like to win this book so that maybe I can make something other than sweat and sawdust, with all of my great new toys.

Thank you for all your help.

Other than the enjoyment, is there a market for sweat and sawdust.
Posted: 2:47 pm on July 15th

froemallet froemallet writes: I was fortunate to have been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer for recent work I've done. When I heard the price of framing the article of course I said: "I'm a woodworker-I'll make the frame and allow the frame shop to do the mat and glass." That was four months ago-the wood for the frame is still on a bench in the shop...
Posted: 9:06 am on July 15th

josleroux josleroux writes: I realy do like picture framing
Posted: 9:04 am on July 15th

DrDaryn DrDaryn writes: Like many others have said, this would be a great book to have. I suffer from a common household malady, lack of frameitis, ie. lots of art and pictures but no frames to go with them because I'm too frugal to pay more for the frame than the art.
Posted: 3:08 am on July 15th

brettwg brettwg writes: this would be great!
Posted: 10:27 pm on July 14th

Tonto2 Tonto2 writes: As a practicing artist this would be really handy!
Posted: 10:22 pm on July 14th

Larrythewoodguy Larrythewoodguy writes: iiiiiiiiii...like it.
Posted: 8:08 pm on July 14th

evadha evadha writes: This book looks like it would solve a number of knotty problems with making picture frames. David Hartmann
Posted: 6:19 pm on July 14th

Woodsmithy Woodsmithy writes: Count me in!
Posted: 5:04 pm on July 14th

BA3 BA3 writes: Looks like a very interesting book -- would love to add it to my woodworking library.
Posted: 3:41 pm on July 14th

fpoulard fpoulard writes: I am new in woodworking. My first challenge is to build
a perfect picture frame. This book will be a great asset
for me.
Thanks.
Posted: 9:01 am on July 14th

cubby2321 cubby2321 writes: looks great!!
Posted: 8:31 am on July 14th

madcham madcham writes: Please pick me :)

Thank!
Posted: 11:40 pm on July 13th

abcabc abcabc writes: Just want my wife wants me to read and do. Thanks.
Posted: 6:07 pm on July 13th

justarookie justarookie writes: I sure could use this. I make a lot of (bad) frames for my daughter's artwork.
Posted: 5:44 pm on July 13th

JDavid JDavid writes: Thanks for the opportunity!
Posted: 4:11 pm on July 13th

MKReyn MKReyn writes: thanks for the chance to win.
Posted: 4:00 pm on July 13th

yunyou yunyou writes: I am happy to have a chance to win this book.

Yunyou Su
Posted: 3:53 pm on July 13th

mgalipeau mgalipeau writes: yes please. looks like a great book to own.
Posted: 2:38 pm on July 13th

256 256 writes: Reading is good for all ages.
I need a new book to read.
I build frames from time to time.
To who ever win's HAPPY FRAMING !
Have a good day.
Posted: 1:18 pm on July 13th

BadgerJohn BadgerJohn writes: I need this book. I have struggled to build picture frames in the past and have attained a minimal level of skill. I need to step it up and this book would help. Thanks.
Posted: 10:35 am on July 13th

mqp mqp writes: How ironic to find a book giveaway on just the topic I wanted to explore.
Thanks for posting!
Posted: 10:02 am on July 13th

spippy71 spippy71 writes: I would like a copy of the book. I'd buy it today if it was available in bookstores.
Posted: 9:41 am on July 13th

salamanderseth salamanderseth writes: I would love to have this book. My hat is in the ring.
Posted: 9:11 am on July 13th

tc5617 tc5617 writes: Count me in, Thanks!
Posted: 8:12 am on July 13th

Scoob52 Scoob52 writes: Thank you for the opportunity to win this great book! I'd put it to good use, if chosen.
Posted: 7:55 am on July 13th

friendlyfrank friendlyfrank writes: THIS SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT BOOK TO HELP ME. I WILL BE STARTING A PROJECT TO FRAME A NUMBER OF PIECES OF ANTIQUE MUSIC FOR OUR PIANO WALL. ALSO, SINCE TODAY IS MY 73RD BIRTHDAY, IT WOULD BE A TREMENDOUS DOUBLE GIFT, 1)FOR MY BIRTHDAY AND, 2) TO PLEASE MY WIFE THAT I WAS SEEKING EXPERT ADVISE!
Posted: 5:41 am on July 13th

kaweka kaweka writes: Yonder stands a man in this lonely crowd.
Posted: 5:35 am on July 13th

TopspinD TopspinD writes: I could use the book. My wife shoots the photos and I frame'm. Thanks.


Posted: 4:19 am on July 13th

kevmc_Samm kevmc_Samm writes: I could really use a book like this.
Posted: 10:56 pm on July 12th

Jollyroger Jollyroger writes: Say hey, can't win if you don't play!
Posted: 10:37 pm on July 12th

PurdueDan PurdueDan writes: MMMM Books.
Posted: 8:30 pm on July 12th

woodworker52 woodworker52 writes: I do frames and would love to have this book for some new ideas.
Posted: 8:06 pm on July 12th

ckm ckm writes: Ceci n'est pas une commentaire.
Posted: 7:57 pm on July 12th

DaveHarrison DaveHarrison writes: I have made quite a few picture frames, so this would be very useful. However,having just won a book, I don't suppose my chances are great.
Posted: 7:07 pm on July 12th

pbriggs pbriggs writes: This book would be great.
Posted: 6:39 pm on July 12th

Artex Artex writes: Me, me, me!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 4:40 pm on July 12th

JLYoung JLYoung writes: Sign me up for this one.
Posted: 4:37 pm on July 12th

bmprigge bmprigge writes: Pick me!
Posted: 4:26 pm on July 12th

Water_Doc Water_Doc writes: This would be great. thanks!
Posted: 4:24 pm on July 12th

D11RDozer D11RDozer writes: My wife loves displaying photos so this would be quite useful.
Posted: 2:26 pm on July 12th

gsugg gsugg writes: This is just the information I was looking for.
Posted: 1:12 pm on July 12th

thelawnranger thelawnranger writes: This looks like just what I need !
Posted: 11:30 am on July 12th

woodlicker woodlicker writes: as a rookie, i need all the help i can get, and you can never have too much reading stock,,,
Posted: 9:40 am on July 12th

LBF LBF writes: This would be great for my limited collection.
Posted: 9:23 am on July 12th

NHKen NHKen writes: My dad, now retired, used to own a picture framing business. He used the stock aluminum frames, but was always afraid of using wood frames. This would be a big help to him!
Posted: 9:20 am on July 12th

Triumph1 Triumph1 writes: Sign me up!
Posted: 7:07 am on July 12th

casaheil casaheil writes: I have a few artists in the family so this book would be great to help me make frames for their masterpieces.
--- Steve
Posted: 4:08 am on July 12th

jeffjasin jeffjasin writes: You know, I was just telling the Bride the other day, "Gee, wish I could come up with some good ideas for picture frames...". Win book. Problem solved. Mrs is happy. Happy wife = Happy life...
Posted: 7:46 pm on July 11th

MrHudon MrHudon writes: I have some pictures that need frames this book would be a big help. Thanks
Posted: 12:22 pm on July 11th

Dean7 Dean7 writes: I'd love to have this book.
Posted: 11:31 am on July 11th

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