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Free Plan: Build a Picture Frame

comments (3) September 16th, 2011 in blogs

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Framing is something woodworkers tend to shy away from: It may be fear of damaging an irreplaceable piece of art or of putting less-than-perfect miter joints on display. Frames tend to get scrutinized because they are the vehicles for displaying art; and because art is critiqued up close, the frame will be, too.

The good news is that professional-quality frames are not hard to make. The techniques are mostly familiar to woodworkers, there is only a modest outlay on tools and jigs, and frame stock can be purchased ready-made or built from scratch in your shop.

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Comments (3)

rickjoyce rickjoyce writes: Picture frames need not be turned into something very complicated.
I've been doing them for years.
Routing the wood I wish to use in the frame, at first used a Craftsman mitre saw, now a chop saw. Have used all types of wood- from pine to exotics.
Posted: 9:11 pm on January 22nd

hzwerling hzwerling writes: I think woodworkers have not yet explored the limits of frames. Here are a few examples of non-standard frames...
Posted: 9:21 pm on September 20th

atulniya atulniya writes: In US with powered tools it is very easy to make such items. But for me with only electric drilling machine it is very difficult to make such precise items at home.
Posted: 3:28 pm on September 17th

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