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I figured there should be a thread about framing, so here ya go. I just built these frames this week, and I'm pretty psyched on how they came out, since my only power tool was a scary 50 year old table saw.

 

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These were surprisingly easy to build, and took 2-3 hours of labor each, so if you're interested in building your own, GO FOR IT. It's fun. And cheap. Also if you have any knowledge of building frames, contribute.

 

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You did the 45 degree miter cuts with a table saw? Looks great man. How is the glass inserted? Did you do rabbet cuts around the inside back edge?

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bruhs saying contribute but the bruh aint contribute his own techniques bruh

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Ha sorry boys. Yeah I made a miter sled that I use as a 45 degree angle template kind of thing. I can take pics of it when I get home. The black one was the first one I made, so it's a little sketchy. The glass is permanently wedged into a slit that I cut with the table saw. Not the best technique for making a frame, but I sold it to a friend who hopefully won't break it. Anyway, I cut the wood with the jig, then used a corner clamp and glue on each corner. Before gluing the last side of the frame on, I slid the glass in and glued the last two corners. I taped the edges of the glass so I could give it some sanding and painted it. The mats just slides in through the back and is followed by a piece of masonite (or backing board), and these are held in by wire brad nails, or whatever their called. Just little, skinny nails. For the hanging wire, speaker wire is a perfect alternative to wire that's sold as hanging wire. They sell it at Lowes and Home depot for 35 cents/foot, and it's able to be split in half so you get twice the length you paid for!

 

Let me know if any of y'all are interested in a tutorial or something like it. I'm going to build another one soon, so I could document the process.

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Alright I will! I'm going to be out of town this weekend though, so I'll put something together next week.

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