How To Make A Picture Frame At Home

Picture frames can be quite expensive for something that simple. Why purchase something when you can easily build it at home and proudly display your photographs, painting in them. Here are some inspections to keep you occupied this weekend.

The materials needed

If you intend to make a frame to house family portraits in Christchurch, then choose a wood shape that fits the size of the domestic portraits. For the type of wood used, it is recommended to use hardwood for the frame. You also need to purchase wood glue, glass and either thicker or longer nails or thinner and shorter nails depending on the size of the frame.

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The instructions

Measure the width and the length of the article and add the multiple of two of the width of the frame and also of the gap between the frame and the portrait to the measured length and width of the article separately to find the required length of wood needed to cut for the frame. Start cutting pieces of the frame according to measurements calculated. Accuracy is crucial at this stage to obtain a proper fit for the frame. After cutting pieces, accurately cut the end of the pieces to an exact 45° angle with a mitre saw so that the pieces of the frame can fit together properly.

You need to create a frame rebate to hold the glass in place. You can do this by either carving a lip to the back of the frame or by attaching a smaller secondary frame to the first one. You can also optionally paint your frame by either spray painting, or by applying a stain coat. If you choose to use a stain coat then it is wise to choose a stain coat very similar to ones already used by your picture frames by testing it on a piece of the same wood you’re making the picture frame from. After painting, allow the wood to properly dry. When the prices of the frame are properly dried, place them firmly together to make a tight fit and apply wood glue to the corners connecting the pieces of the frame and make sure that they are firmly held in place until properly dried.

After this step hammer a nail on to one side of the frame to hold the two pieces of the frame together at the corner. Repeat this step to one side of all the corners of the frame. Place the glass inside of the frame followed by the picture, which should be held in place by adding glazier’s points added to the back of the frame.