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Help! Need to make an **easy** picture frame... Answered

Hey y'all! So I need a bit of help here. I just finished this puzzle and I want to frame it (something I've never done before). I've looked around here and there aren't any frames that would fit a 20.5 inch X 28.5 inch puzzle. I refuse to pay the outrageous costs of custom framing, so unless something magically pops up, I will be building a frame for it. Building frames, building anything for that matter, is not my fortay and I would appreciate any and all tips y'all can provide. Thanks!!

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Kiteman (author)2008-06-02

Cheat. Glue the puzle to a backing board of some kind, and then fix appropriately-themed objects all aound the edge to disguise the board, say small flags of the world, or ornaments from each nation, or pebbles and driftwood. (Don't forget the 'ible as well!)

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Patrik (author)Kiteman2008-06-03

Yup - don't forget to cover the puzzle with a clear coat, to protect it from moisture, dust, etc.

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Stercus Fit (author)Patrik2008-06-03

Yeah, I got puzzle glue from Walmart. The problem was how to hang it. :) Does it still need the glue if it goes in a frame with a glass covering?

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Patrik (author)Stercus Fit2008-06-03

I would do without the glass. Just spray a couple layers of clear coat over the puzzle. Lighter, cheaper and safer.

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Kiteman (author)Stercus Fit2008-06-03

I would still use the glue because you can't be certain that the back is pressing against the glass evenly all over.

We have all the staff mugshots in a single frame at school. Guess who is tipped over at 45o and heading slowly South?

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Stercus Fit (author)Kiteman2008-06-02

I love this idea and it's completely within my skill-set! Crafty but not too difficult for someone without tools. Awesome!! Thank you so much! :)

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Kiteman (author)Stercus Fit2008-06-02

Any time, and thank you for not mentioning my typo.

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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2008-06-02

Ow! Hey, no fair, you've got pointy girlie fingernails!

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2008-06-02

Actually, I keep mine very very short. Can't stand long pointy girlie nails! (Call it OCD if you must)

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Goodhart (author)Lithium Rain2008-06-03

They definately interfere with a lot of typing ( *whistles quietly to self after glancing at his own thumb nails* ).

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zachninme (author)Kiteman2008-06-02

Maybe one day I'll get aound to pointing it out for him ;-)

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Stercus Fit (author)Kiteman2008-06-02

I have a great idea for a homemade frame, but do you have any idea where I could get/get to cut a piece of wood 22x30 inches?

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Kiteman (author)Stercus Fit2008-06-03

An old wardrobe? Bottom of a baker's tray? Scrounge from your local lumber yard? Or try your local DIY store.

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NachoMahma (author)2008-06-01

. Buy a frame that is larger than your puzzle and use a matte.

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