Barnwood Picture Frames – A DIY Guide

I enjoy text art. Train art, blackboard art, calligraphy, amazing quotes in cool typefaces, and so on. There are many complimentary printables offered now that it would be easy to discover one that’s best for each single space is your house. What’s a bit more difficult is finding cool frames that don’t cost much, especially for a large print. I figured it could not be too tough to make my own utilizing a $5 pine board from Home Depot. Ends up it’s not! Keep reading for instructions on how to make a simple wood frame. SEE: barnwood picture frames

I utilized a 4 inch large pine board from Home Depot (which is actually about 3.5 inches wide). I got the 8 feet length for a frame for a 16 × 20 print. I used a miter saw set at 45 degrees to miter the corners. When cutting your pieces, remember that the brief side (inside) of each board ought to be about an inch shorter than the height or width of your print. For a 16 × 20 print.

The precise dimensions are not that important; nevertheless, it IS crucial that both long pieces are exactly the same length, and both much shorter pieces are precisely the exact same length. This will ensure that your mitered corners line up completely. I accomplished this by sawing through both pieces simultaneously on the miter saw.

If you don’t have a miter saw, don’t stress. You can simply make a frame without mitered corners.

To put your frame together, you’ll require wood glue and some sort of joiner. I’ve seen v-nails suggested, but I couldn’t discover them in your home Depot. You could likewise use a metal brace that you screw into the pieces you’re connecting together.

I utilized a lot of wood glue, pressed my pieces as close together as possible, and asked among my young boys to hammer in a couple of joiners across the joint.

I stained it, then disliked how it looked, so I sanded the majority of the stain off and just painted it instead. I chose a robin’s egg blue since I knew that would like good against a blackboard printable. I utilized 50 cent acrylic craft paint from Walmart and blended in a couple of drops of water to thin it out a bit so the wood grain would show through.

I also sanded it a little to distress. I actually want to make another one and choose a better stain, though, since I believe that might be gorgeous.

I found that the simplest method to connect a print or photo was to tape it to a piece of stiff foam board (discovered at the dollar store) that I cut to somewhat smaller than frame size.

Then I simply turned the foam board over, center the print in the frame, and stapled the foam board right to the frame. When I wish to alter 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. If you wish to hang the frame, merely hammer in a sawtooth hanger (or 2) along the top.