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How to make a wooden picture holder

A wooden picture holder is a useful way to store a picture. A wooden frame can protect a picture and display it lovingly in a home. They can be very expensive to buy, but you can make a wooden picture holder by yourself with time and little money. By using a few materials, you can make a wooden picture holder in a few short steps.

Determine the size and purchase the materials

- Determine the size of the wooden picture frame you need. Make sure to use a mat as the guide, and not the picture itself to determine the dimensions you need. - Choose the materials for your picture frame. Wood can be found at any home improvement stores, at art stores or craft shops. - Measure the width of the framing material by multiplying the number by eight. - Add the length of each side of the frame to this measurement. - Divide the total inches by 12, as most wood material is sold by foot. - Purchase this amount and a few inches extra in case of any errors.

Cut the wood pieces

- Cut the moulding into four pieces using a handsaw. Cut one for each side of the frame. Each piece of moulding should be in the exact length needed, plus twice the width of wood. An extra length is needed for the metered corners. - Use a handsaw and meter box, and cut the end of each piece to a 45 degree angle. This allows the piece of wood to be firmly held, and guide the handsaw so that it will cut at the correct angle. - Lay out the cut frame pieces onto a clean, dry, and flat work surface, and then arrange them so that they form a frame.

Put it together

Directions - Join the corner sections of the frame by using wood glue and corner clamps. - Apply the wood glue around the cut edges, and press the pieces together. - Hold the pieces in place using the corner clamp. - Clamp and glue all four corners of the frame. - Turn the frame over so its back is facing up. - Apply two V-nails along each glued corner seam using a hammer. - Place one nail on the inside edge, and the other on the outside edge of the frame. - Make sure the midpoint of the nail is resting on the seam, and that the open portion of the V points toward the inside edge of the frame. - Remove the clamps and allow the picture frame to dry overnight. - Sand and stain the frame when it finished drying up. You can make a decorative picture frame, white photo frame, or just wood photo frame.

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