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Project by BB1 posted 09-26-2020 04:34 PM 514 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally have the frame complete along with a picture from the Oregon coast for the master bathroom. I made the frame out of oak and then use the same GF onyx stain mixed with High Performance that I did for the cabinet and the mirror frame. I really like how this turned out. Miters are tight thanks to my Incra sled. And the memory of Cannon Beach will always make me smile. Picture is 11×14. Keyhole slot and then the little screw-in pieces (not sure what to call them) to hold the backer board. The backer is actually some of the chalk board/whiteboard material that is sold at The Big Box store (glossy black on one side and white on the other). I really like the clean look it gives as opposed to using a brown hardboard back like most of my frames.





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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 09-26-2020 08:47 PM

Looks like another nice frame. I like having art on the walls.

I’m by no means an expert, but I use white foam core behind the art. It’s a quarter inch thick, and I generally cut the rabbet in the back of the frame 3/8, which gives me room for matt, art, and foam-core, and then I put a layer of black acid-free construction paper over the whole thing.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 09-26-2020 11:26 PM


Looks like another nice frame. I like having art on the walls.

I’m by no means an expert, but I use white foam core behind the art. It’s a quarter inch thick, and I generally cut the rabbet in the back of the frame 3/8, which gives me room for matt, art, and foam-core, and then I put a layer of black acid-free construction paper over the whole thing.

- Dave Polaschek

Thanks for the added info. I’m pretty basic – my rabbit accounts for the plexiglass, photo, and backer. I’m interested in the foam core you use – is this for use with paintings or even photos? I assume you use that core as the backer then with the black paper over the top to give a finished look?

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#3 posted 09-27-2020 02:32 AM

I bought ten sheets of foam core on Amazon back when the lockdown started, so I use it for anything I frame. It’s fairly rigid, and while not archival quality, it’s good enough for anything except the fine art. And yes, I use it as the backer, then put the black construction paper over the foam core and the frame (tacking it down with staples) to give the back a finished look. Next time I frame something, I’ll take pictures of all the steps. Not sure when that’ll be, but I have a photo I need to frame for Christmas, so it’ll be before the end of the year.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 09-27-2020 03:29 AM

Thank you for the link. Look forward to seeing your steps for framing. I still have my first picture frame attempt in our kitchen. Got “inventive” with my method of holding the picture in place. Lol.

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#5 posted 09-28-2020 12:36 AM

Nice frame. I started with picture frames when I got back into woodworking. I never pass a frame by on this site. Great job!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#6 posted 09-28-2020 10:32 AM



Nice frame. I started with picture frames when I got back into woodworking. I never pass a frame by on this site. Great job!

- grovemadman


Thanks. Frames are fun to build – just enough of a challenge without taking months to complete. Plus I love photos (this one my husband took).

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