Friday, June 1, 2012
Playing With Frames
I've mentioned before that I'd like to get away from having to mat and frame my work under glass as having art framed is so expensive. Even frames by themselves without glass are also expensive so I decided to try to build my own. The frame on the left was a relatively simple design but dressed up with the addition of a little decorative moulding. I don't have a lot of fancy woodworking equipment so the frame was made using a simple hand saw and a miter box.
The trick was to get all the sides even with the miters cut so there would be a perfect fit. That's not at all easy with a hand saw and I did end up cutting more than one of some of the pieces before getting that perfect fit. I even measured more than twice before cutting!
Anyway, I don't think I'll go into the framing business - at least without investing in a good miter saw, but I did have fun making a couple of frames!