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Project

Double-Border Frame

Introduction

Embellish store-bought frames with strips of wood. Hang them together gallery-style to link a trio of pictures. The simple black-and-white photographs pop against a bold paint color.

After cutting all wooden pieces, glue them to the frame following the order of the numbered diagram.

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    Cut basswood to the following lengths with miter box:4 pieces 2 inches longer than exterior length of frame (1, 2, 5, 6)2 pieces to fit the width between 1 and 2 (7, 8)2 pieces 5 inches longer than exterior width of frame (3, 4)  \8 pieces 1 inch long (see shading)

  2. Step 2

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    Using a flat brush, glue pieces to the frame and one another according to the numbered diagram, sanding ends of wood as necessary for a good fit. Attach 1-inch pieces last.

  3. Step 3

    After glue has dried, use another brush to apply 1 coat of primer, let dry, and then apply 2 coats of paint