Picture Frame Mouldings

Picture frame mouldings are an essential element in every picture frame. Moulding has paved the way for many do-it-yourself picture frame projects. The moulding you choose for your picture frame will highly affect the overall appearance of your frame. When it comes to picture frame mouldings there are a number of styles and designs to choose from.

If you're having trouble finding the right size picture frame and you are tired of looking, try making your own. The following steps illustrate exactly how to make a wood picture frame moulding:

  1. Choose the dimensions you would like for your picture frame. It is important to remember that it is the mat you are using and not the picture when determining the size of your frame.
  2. Once you have decided which dimensions you prefer, you must then decide which kind of moulding you want. Picture frame moulding can be purchased at a framing store, art store or craft shop.
  3. Next, you want to make sure you have the correct amount of mould for your frame. When you go to the store or shop online, ask a sales representative and they should be able to determine how much you need. Estimating may leave you with too much or too little at the end.
  4. Use a handsaw or other form of cutting device to cut your moulding into four pieces. Each piece will be one side of your frame.
  5. Using your cutting device, cut the end of each piece of wood to a 45-degree angle. You may want to use a mitre box, which will hold your frame firmly and cut exactly where needed.
  6. Now that your pieces are cut, place each of them on a hard flat surface and arrange them in the shape of a frame.
  7. Next, you will want to join the corner sections of your frame. To do this, apply wood glue along the edges and press the pieces together. Hold the pieces in place using a corner clamp. You will have to repeat this step until all four edges have come together to form a frame.
  8. Once they are dry, turn the picture frame over and place two v-nails along each corner. You will have to hammer these nails into place. On each corner you will have one of the nails facing inwards and one facing outwards.
  9. Let your frame dry overnight. In the morning you can sand or stain your frame, if you desire. Once this is completed, your frame is finished and ready to be displayed for everyone to enjoy.
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