How to Make a Picture Frame

March 24, 2015


This week I’m making a picture frame. For the longest time, I could never get perfectly tight miters. I’ve always had a gap on at least one side, until I used my miter sled. The miter sled helps cut miters with ease. That’s truly the secret behind tight miters, a miter sled! I made this frame out of some walnut laying around in my shop. I planed it down to the correct thickness and sized up the frame to fit an 8″x10″ picture. Using my miter sled, I cut the walnut to size and glued it up. After sanding, I added some wipe-on poly and finished it off with a piece of leftover glass from an old picture frame. As for the picture, I printed off my favorite picture of of my cat to put in the frame (even though it doesn’t match). The picture is held in by some 1/4″ MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) and brad nails. This frame came out great and if you’re planning on making a picture frame, make sure you check out my miter saw sled video beforehand!


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