Picture Frames made with Miter Box

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Project by ShaneComeBack posted 12-18-2014 01:30 AM 1104 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought some nice vintage religious prints off Ebay as a Christmas present for my wife and decided I would use my recently restored Goodell Pratt miter box to make some frames. I bout some decorative trim from a local Lowes, cut to size with 45 degree miters and glued up with some corner clamps. I spray painted them with a black paint/primer semi gloss then dry brushed some gold paint on top to give it a antique look.

-- "Another thing to remember boys, flies spread disease, so keep your's closed!"

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#1 posted 12-20-2014 12:19 PM

Nice frames. I like to make them myself from time to time. It gives you the freedom to really match the frame to the picture.

-- Jeff, CT - keep calm and make sawdust

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#2 posted 12-21-2014 02:42 AM

Thanks! It was my first time making frames. The backing was the hardest part…I ended up using some foam board that I cut an area out for the lexan and print to sit in. Next time I’m gonna notch out about a quarter inch along the inside of the frame so I can put the lexan and print inside the actual frame then use a less thick backing. Luckily no one looks at the back of the frame cause it’s not pretty haha.

-- "Another thing to remember boys, flies spread disease, so keep your's closed!"

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#3 posted 12-24-2014 03:04 AM

The frames look very expensive! You did a great job making them look that way. The subject matter of the pictures for the frames is wonderful too. Your wife is a very lucky lady.

-- ~ Dave ~

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