My first woodworking project. I've completed a large puzzle, dimensions ~ 62" x 42", and I'm interested in creating a "frameless" frame to mount it on the wall. This would involve cutting and securing long, slender cuts (preliminary dimensions 1" x 2") to a 1/4" thick piece of MDF board. The entire process can be seen here.
The video uses pine DAR (Dressed All Round, seems to be an Aussie product) secured to a 6mm thick MDF board. The sides of the pine DAR are stained as well. However, I can't seem to find any DAR locally in the US. I've seen that furring strip is cheap and comes cut in dimensions I can easily work with.
- Is furring strip "structurally" sturdy enough for me to use in this application?
- Is there a specific name for the "x brace" pattern being used here?