Do you have a large photo but do not find the right-size photo frame? You know, most of craft stores only sell standard-size frames. Sometimes large picture frames are not available. Why don’t you make it your own? Well, it is moderately easy. First look at your files or photo album. Pick one photo that you are going to frame. After the desired frame dimension is determined, you can start choosing the frame molding for your photo.
Depending on your preference, the model can be made of different materials like plastic, wood, or stone. You can find them at any art stores or craft stores in your local area. Now it is time to do little measurement. Prepare your chosen framing material. Measure the width. After you get the number, multiply by 8. Add length to the both sides of the frame. Next, divide the total number by 12. If you have never made a picture frame before, you may do some cutting errors. So, it is recommended to buy the framing material more than you need.
Cut the molding into four pieces by using a handsaw. The end of each piece should be cut to a 45-degree angle. It is quite difficult to do that unless you use not only a handsaw but also a miter box. By using a miter box, you can cut the pieces in the correct angle. Arrange the cut frame pieces by laying the cut frame pieces on a table, floor, or other flat surface. To join all sections of the frame, you will need corner clamps and glue. Choose the right glue for your desired material. If it is wooden frame, for example, you will need wood glue. The corner clamp is used to hold the pieces in place. Turn over the large picture frames to see the back facing up.
Next, remove any clamps and let the frame dry for several hours. The last step is to add the hanging mechanism to the frame. Finally you can use the large picture frames to display your photo. It is easy, right? This project does not take a lot of time. You can finish making your photo frame in only one day. If you want to, you can make this project into a profitable business. Purchase the framing material in large amount and you are ready to run a business in handcrafted picture frames.