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Another Frame Built from the Scrap Pile…


My daughter painted the sweetest picture for me in her art class. I love the bright colors and her fun approach to a vase with flowers! I decided to build another frame using pieces from the scrap pile to showcase her artwork!

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Materials:

  • Scrap 1x3s
  • Scrap 1x6s
  • Decorative Wood Embellishment
  • Glass
  • Kreg Jig, Screws, and Clamp
  • Router with Flush Cutting Bit
  • Sander and Sandpaper
  • Stain or Paint

The picture was painted on 12″ x 18″ paper.

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I cut one of the pieces of 1×3 at 11-1/4″, and two at 25-1/4″. I cut the piece of 1×6 at 11-1/4″ to serve as the bottom of the frame and backdrop for the decorative wood piece.

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I assembled the frame with glue and the pocket hole screws…

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…then cut a 3/8″ rabbet on the inside of the frame to allow for the glass.

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I used a hammer and chisel to square the corners of the rabbet… (Note that I am not the best at this!!)

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I decided to use one of those decorative wood cutouts on the front…

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After a thorough sanding (using 80 grit, 120 grit, then 220 grit) I stained the frame and decorative piece with Rust-Oleum’s Ultimate Wood Stain in Kona.

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Once it was dry, I added two coats of Rust-Oleum’s Ultimate Wood Stain in Sunbleached.

 

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After the stain was fully dry, I glued the decorative piece on the front and added three coats of Rust-Oleum’s Ultimate Polyurethane in Satin.

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I cut the glass to size using my trusty glass cutter…

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…and cut a piece of corrugated board for the back.

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I inserted the glass, the picture, and the corrugated board into the frame and secured it with a framing tab gun. I added a sawtooth hanger to the back…

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…and am ready to hang my new artwork on the wall!

 

 

 

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