- 1x3x8 pieces of wood
- miter saw or table saw
- wood glue
- nail/staple gun
- wood filler
- tape measure
- angle clamp
- wood screws
- poly finish
Step 1: Measure your paintings width x height and calculate how much wood you need.
It’s always a good idea to have extra material. We used 1x3x8 pieces of wood. It’s good to inspect each piece to make sure the wood is not bent or warped.
Step2: Ruff cut the wood pieces to size with a 45-degree angle on one side.
We used a table saw with a handy device to make the 45. You can also use a miter saw.
Step3: Fit the wood pieces to the paintings and make final cuts to size.
The paintings can be a little warped – so it’s a good idea to measure the 2nd cut to the painting.
Step 4: Glue and nail frame together.
We used wood glue and a nail gun to secure the corners.
Step 5: Fill the holes and sand the frame.
It’s nice to hide the nails by filling the holes with wood filler. After everything has had a chance to dry sand everything to make it nice and smooth.
Step 6: Add finish
I added a clear gloss finish.
Step 7: Attach painting to the frame.
We used 4 screws in each painting to secure the frame around the painting.