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This refers to picture frames, not to be confused with carpentry and framing of buildings.

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How to join miter cuts for picture/sign frame? [duplicate]

I have some 1x2 project boards for making a frame. The frame will hold a painted sign on Masonite. I am uncertain the best method for joining the miter cuts and was hoping for suggestions. Wood glue ...
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Wood sag question

I used a 2ft. piece of 2x12 Doug Fir as a small ramp for truck. When truck weight was on the 2x12; the 2x12 flexed (sagged) a little and when the weight was removed the 2x12 went back into its regular ...
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Will a 4x4 be suitable?

I am working on a project that has three 2x12’s supporting a load of 12,000 lbs. similar, but not exactly, to how joists support a house. The 2x12’s are supporting about 6,000 lbs. on each end. The ...
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Questions about making mirror frame

I am trying to make a frame for a smart mirror, I have only made the inner frame(in the picture, the sides are 12 inches, and the top and bottom are 28 inches, the monitor is slightly smaller than the ...
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Joining HDF panels and pine frame for good

I'm currently building a green wall / cyclorama room, and one of its properties is that it has an infinity wall (curved walls with an X radius in all the corners). After a lot of research I decided ...
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Replacing deck boards, frame got rained on

Replacing my ground level deck boards and the framing lumber underneath just got soaked with rain. I don't know if the frame is PT or KD, but it is supposed to rain on and off the next few days so I ...
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What type and thickness glass should I use in picture frames?

I'm building a picture frame and am wondering what type and size glass I should use? The frame will be 16x20", maybe bigger, so I think I want a fairly thick glass. Would 1/8" be sufficient? Regular ...
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Picture frame using L angle brackets

I see picture frames held together with glue, but I'm wondering if equally robust and aesthetic results could be obtained using flat L-shape angle brackets? What problems am I going to run into using ...
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How to build a picture frame?

As a first project I would like to build a picture frame. The picture frame I want to build is 24"w 1"d 21"h. I do not have a table saw and for some unknown reason I am scared of them. So using a ...
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Can a picture frame be made from wood molding from a DIY/Big Box store?

I want to make a picture frame while avoiding the routing involved to inset the picture, glass, and supporting backer into the back of the frame. The wood trim and molding at big box stores looks a ...
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How do you use "v-nails" on picture frames?

I have tried using v-nails when making picture frames, but didn't have much luck. I tried using a hammer, a hammer+punch, and finger pushing. There must be a trick to this. What are the tricks to ...
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Drop beam span beyond post

I have an existing deck with sistered 2x12 drop beams and joists cantilevered over top. The 2x12 current extend ~12" beyond the 'outside' post. The span is significantly less than 12'. We are ...
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How do I create the decorative/ornamental elements of a picture frame?

I am learning woodworking because I have an interest in making wooden picture frames. I would like to learn what tools and techniques could be used to create some of the highlighted elements below. ...
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What woods are soft enough for glazier points?

I'm working on building square picture frames and holding in glass, image, and cardboard backing. I'm concerned that certain hard woods may not be appropriate for glazier points; in particular I am ...
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