Picture 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. 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. In this article, professional picture framer Robert Hamon share his tricks of the trade, including how to cut perfect miters with a simple jig, how to produce high-quality framing material, and how to install and hang art like a pro.

From Fine Woodworking #176