How to make picture frames for canvases

Keep clicking and landing on snug fit. Thanks Amy!

Lavonda June 29, 2017 at 5: I like to use a pair of channel lock pliers to grab the edge of the canvas and pull it around on the back end of the frame but I have done it without pliers also. Don't miss anything! You mention the two log sides, the two short sides and the two diagonals - wheat about the two bits of slightly darker wood down the short sides - where do they come in?

how to make picture frames for canvases

Thanks Ursula! This is what you end up with.

how to make picture frames for canvases

It means the frame will hold on the to canvas without having to attach the two. Just like earlier apply your glue to the ends.

Love the frame and know just the canvas to try this for! Looks like the darker pieces of wood were used for added reinforcement for the corner-brace pieces to be glued and nailed to. The corrugated fasteners are only necessary if your frame is very large or your wood choice is very thin. Designed by BluChic.

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After you cut your wood strips to size double check your pieces by laying them around the canvas with the braces. I love it for a canvas. Use a small bit to drill shallow pilot holes. What it does is penetrate the canvas and makes a substrate you can paint on without worrying the paint you use will bleed and soak through the canvas material.

When you measure out how much canvas you need allow for 3-4 inches on all sides so you can wrap it around the frame.

how to make picture frames for canvases

Share it with us! I am confused about the differences in the two types of frames.

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Vicki September 2, 2017 at 7: Ursula Carmona February 5, 2015 at 5: My daughter loves the frame and she will be proudly entering her painting in our county fair in just a few weeks.

OMG, thank you! Apply a little wood glue and clean up the access.