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Step 10: Rabbet the Frame

If the wood you acquired doesn't already have one, rabbet off what will be the inside bottom corner of the board. The rabbet should go into the width of the board 1/4" and it should be 1/8" deeper than the combined thickness of the mounting board, picture, matt board and glass (1/4" in my case). If using a straight board, make sure to put the rabbet on the least attractive side of the board.
 
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nancyamy4 years ago
Please--the term is "rabbet." You'd normally do this with a dado cutter. 
redgren8 years ago
How'd you do this rabbit cut? Router? Table saw?