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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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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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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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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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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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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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