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How do I create the decorative/ornamental elements of a picture frame?

I can't tell from this picture exactly but it is worth pointing out that this frame might not all be made of wood and wood elements (not that you were suggesting this). The items you see in section ...
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How do I create the decorative/ornamental elements of a picture frame?

B: I would like to know how elements like what is highlighted in B could be made. I'm sure this could be hand carved but I don't think this was hand-carved. As you mentioned, this could have been ...
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What woods are soft enough for glazier points?

Is there a 'hardness limit' to which woods would be appropriate for this? Within reason I don't believe there is. Many picture frames are made of pine of course so anything like a glazing point or ...
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What woods are soft enough for glazier points?

If you're looking for a method to secure the contents of the frame and aren't particularly attached to glazier points, you could try something like a turn button. You can pilot the screw holes to ...
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How to build a picture frame?

I do not have a table saw and for some unknown reason I am scared of them. Some fear is entirely appropriate, table saws are potentially very dangerous tools. The table saw regularly tops lists of ...
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How do you use "v-nails" on picture frames?

Rockler has a V-Nail Installation Tool that should be right up your alley: I'm sure there are other stores where you can get these, but this is the first one I found.
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Can a picture frame be made from wood molding from a DIY/Big Box store?

Can a picture frame be made from wood molding from a DIY/Big Box store? Short answer: yes. You can of course make picture frames from just plain flat boards, even 2x material, so mouldings are ...
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How do I create the decorative/ornamental elements of a picture frame?

To really understand the inner workings of this frame and all ornate style mouldings, is to start at the beginning; I too was in search of how this is done for the same reason, I desire to build my ...
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What type and thickness glass should I use in picture frames?

Single strength (3/32) is the standard for picture frames, but I'd start thinking Double strength (1/8) at 16x20 or larger. 1/8 is the standard for cabinet doors, so it will be more than adequate for ...
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Can a picture frame be made from wood molding from a DIY/Big Box store?

I'm in the UK / Germany, so it might be different where you are. However all the big DIY stores I have seen, have mouldings designed for picture frames in their stock. As a single example: https://...
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Joining HDF panels and pine frame for good

Not enough rep on this site to comment, but I would agree with @Graphus - there's definitely some advantage from a stability-standpoint to having the panels battened down with some construction ...
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Picture frame using L angle brackets

You can certainly do this if you wanted, and actually it wouldn't be a bad way of reinforcing some large or heavyweight frames — Strong joints to use when making custom frames :-) But you wouldn't ...
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Will a 4x4 be suitable?

You've got hydraulic jacks - even cheap ones will lift 2", so lift height isn't critical, so don't try to put your 4x4 vertically - that could be wobbly as it moves during the lift, and it ...
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Replacing deck boards, frame got rained on

I assume that your deck had gaps between the deck boards for drainage, in which case you would clearly see deterioration in the framing lumber if it wasn't treated. Examine the deck framing for any ...
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Picture frame using L angle brackets

It's more work and may not be the solution you are looking for, but you can achieve a much stronger corner with equally appealing aesthetics by using a mitred half lap, such as:
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Drop beam span beyond post

Considering that it appears that a Douglas Fir 2" x 12" can span a 17' section being braced on both ends and 24" apart, you shouldn't have any problem with 1/4 of that hanging unsupported. However, ...
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