21 Aug. 1988|
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The exact dimensions are not that important; however, it IS important that both long pieces are exactly the same lenght, and both shorter pieces are exactly the same length. I used a lot of wood glue, pushed my pieces as close together as possible, and asked one of my boys to hammer in a couple of joiners across the seam.
I put heavy books on it to make sure the corners all laid flat and left it to dry for a couple of hours. I stained it, then hated how it looked, so I sanded most of the stain off and just painted it instead. Then I just flipped the foam board over, center the print in the frame, and stapled the foam board right to the frame.
You have fans in the UK here at ironmongeryOnline where we also blog about upcycling etc – these look great and would make a great gift too.
Love this post, but a little confused how you got the measurements for the frame without mitered corners. Yep, I love how cheap this ends up being, especially if you’re making multiple frames.
I really want to make another one and pick a better stain, though, because I think that could be gorgeous. When I want to change the print, it’s easy to pop the staple out, take the print off the foam board, and tape a new one in, with no damage to the print or frame.
I need frames for these gorgeous pictures I have for my bathroom and I don’t want to spend a crazy ton of money. Your idea will allow me to make unique, original frames and it’ll be extremely cost effective. I figured it couldn’t be too hard to make my own using a $5 pine board from Home Depot.