All About Picture Framing : How to Frame Pictures the Old-Fashion Way

All About Picture Framing : How to Frame Pictures the Old-Fashion Way


On behalf of Expert Village, I’m John of John’s
Design Center in Cottonwood. I’m going to tell you how to put frames together. This
is the old fashioned way that we used to put frames together. We never had the right size
drill for the right size nail. So, I found out that you just use the same nail as a drill.
So, we are going to drill this frame just a little bit so that we can put our nails
in. I’m using an old hammer for repairing bodies on automobiles, which I found was balanced
just perfect with a big round head on it
that works out really nice. We put two corners together. We do put glue on them, but with this demonstration,
I don’t think I’ll use any glue. Now, what they teach you in framing school is that you
leave this in the vice for twenty minutes to let the glue dry. Well, I never liked that
because it took all day to make a couple of frames. The glue itself will hold the frame
together while it’s drying with the nails in it. You have to get your frame nice and
tight in here. I haven’t done this for twenty-five years because twenty-five years ago, I found
out about a new machine. You get the two corners together. I like to make my work tables a little bigger
so that I can clamp things on them. This way, I can clamp this frame vise on here and it
gives me lots of room. Now we’ve got the frame all ready to go and
it’s all together. I had a man working for me years ago who’s goal was to build a hundred
of these in one day. He finally made it.

Dereck Turner

9 thoughts on “All About Picture Framing : How to Frame Pictures the Old-Fashion Way

  1. Kids Funny TV says:

    Thank you for this video

  2. lifemovi says:

    Thank you so much for your teaching. It's really helpful to me. Because I don't have so much money to buy expensive frame joiner machine.

  3. ML Parker says:

    I am a professional framer. Be afraid be very afraid! Do not build a frame this way unless you are hoping the glass will perform well as a guillotine when the bottom falls off and the glass slides out on to one of your enemies. Never, ever, ever use only one nail to hold corners. Always use at least three, one on one side of the corner and two on the other.

  4. dietista says:

    this is the method that is still used on many in Mexico, the old school has its advantages, their videos have learned a lot, I know what it is called the vise that is used at 45 degrees to attach the frames that had never seen before until now that I review your videos ami appreciate a response question.

  5. Richard Aleni says:

    Hi thank you for the video but where can buy one of these old clamp please.many thanks and maybe I can make more frames

  6. Nannette Battista says:

    You should go to woodprix if you'd like to make it yourself guys.

  7. Duca Schoenberg says:

    All of my woodworks I made with Woodprix. Google Woodprix and start your project.

  8. Shantel Guetgen says:

    You should go to woodprix if you'd like to make it yourself guys 🙂

  9. Vlad Klimovich says:

    My husband used these plans from woodprix and he's very satisfied.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *