Angled Face Frame or Cut From a Single Board?

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Forum topic by rabbott3 posted 10-16-2018 06:26 PM 582 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-16-2018 06:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question shadow box face frame

I’ve had the idea of making something like a shadow box in the shape of Arizona. For the most part, it has straight lined borders, with the exception of one angled line and an odd border with California.

For the face frame, I would like to cut cost by cutting strips of wood and joining them together to make the border (maybe by miters & splines or pocket holes). I’m not too sure how I would work the angles and odd border so recommendations would be nice!
Here’s a really rough idea of what I would do, obviously cut away the wood outside the border:

Another approach I might consider is cutting the entire face frame from one board. I’m not sure if this would work due to wood movement.

If you have any input or better ideas, it would be much appreciated! Would like to prototype this idea so I can batch some out for my family before Christmas.

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#1 posted 10-16-2018 07:45 PM

Your first idea is what I’d go with.

Mitered corners, perhaps splines for strength.

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