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Barnwood Frame with Glass and Removable Backing

January 3, 2012 |
posted by Kimbers
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Barnwood Frame with Glass and Removable Backing
Barnwood Frame with Glass and Removable Backing
Barnwood Frame with Glass and Removable Backing
Barnwood Frame with Glass and Removable Backing
About This Project

I'm building the farmhouse bed for my guest room and have a picture I wanted to put above the bed. The black frame it was in originally totally clashed with the new decor so I decided to make a frame that somewhat matched the finish on the bed.

I used a 1x3 for the inside pieces and 1x2 for the outside boarder. I used Minwax English Chestnut on the frame to match the distressed part of the bed and finished it with Minwax finishing wax.

The picture I framed is 24X36. I wanted to use glass and have the frame function like a normal frame so I made the inside dimensions of the frame roughly ½-¾ of an inch smaller than the picture. (this was after completely assembling it and realizing the glass and picture fell right through the opening, OOPS!)

I had some leftover scrap that I had to cut off of a 1x2 for my headboard (If you notice the small slats on either end of the bed, these had to be trimmed slightly to fit) that I nailed to the back of the frame to surround the picture, I used the glass as a template for where to nail these in to allow the picture to fit.

The “glass” and backing I used were from a cheap old poster frame that I am no longer using.

I wanted the back to be removable so I took a 1x2 and cut 10 slivers off of it to be the movable tabs on the back that hold it all in. It was great fun looking for these after I cut them as they will fly all over the place when you cut them! I screwed them on so that you can turn them like on a store bought frame to change out the picture.

Estimated Cost: 
Under $10
Estimated Time Investment: 
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Required Skill Level: 
Starter Project
Type of Wood: 
Pine
Finish Used: 
Minwax English Chestnut and Minwax Finishing Wax

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that is so nice. the price for construction much lighter on the pocket than Pottery Barn and the pride and satisfaction invaluable.

posted by Belinda (not verified) | on Mon, 2012-10-22 11:35

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