Introduction: Cheap Easy Frame
This is a tutorial to make an oversized frame on the cheap, great for a dorm room, for a poster such as the world map I chose to make it with. Focusing on those who might not have all the fancy workshop tools required to do "real" woodworking.
Step 1: Tools Needed
-Miter box & saw
-Stapler (staple gun prefered)
-Masking tape (or other light tape)
Step 2: Cutting the Wood
Figure out the dimensions of the picture you want to be visible. (AKA the poster minus the white border.) Cut the molding board to that PLUS TWICE THE BOARDS WIDTH. This is so you can cut the angles into the board.
Step 3: Cutting the Corners
Now whip out you miter box & saw, and cut the boards at 45 degree angles. I like cutting from the top of the board down because the saw is less likely to mess up the boards finish.
Step 4: Clamp and Glue
Affix the boards in the clamp and put some Krazy Glue in between and on the back of the two joints to assure they don't break. Give the corners ample time to dry between each glueing, don't be like me and not wait long enough and have to re-glue.
Step 5: Center Picture
Center you picture in the middle of you frame and then apply masking tape to hold it in place. MAKE SURE YOU "LINT" THE TAPE FIRST BY PUTTING IN ON YOUR SHIRT OR PANTS this takes away some of the tapes stickiness so it won't rip your poster.
Step 6: Staple That Sucker In
Now flip over your frame carefully, because it has no back board it is fragile, and staple away at the white area on your poster so it is nice and secure on our molding.
Step 7: Hanging the Frame
Throw one or two staples in your frame depending on it's size on the top of the molding as anchors for the nails you put into your wall to hold up the frame.
Step 8: Hang It Up
Put it up on your wall and enjoy the view.
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