Articles , Blog August 14, 2019 100 Comments How to Make a Picture Frame 3 Ways | DIY Woodworking Related posts: How to Paint Interior Woodwork with Wickes DIY How To Make A Custom Wood Picture Frame Under $50 How to Make a Picture Frame Perfect picture frames with a DIY Miter Sled Dereck Turner Post navigation Making 100 Picture FramesKymia Arts – Something to Think About – Ep. 4: Spagyric vs. Essential Oil 100 thoughts on “How to Make a Picture Frame 3 Ways | DIY Woodworking” Fix This Build That says: November 29, 2018 at 6:46 pm Get a FTBT hat! https://fixthisbuildthat.com/product-category/merchandise/ And don't forget to SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/fixthisbuildthat?sub_confirmation=1 Reply BronkBuilt says: November 30, 2018 at 1:03 pm Great tips Brad. I tried those hammer in metal miter brackets and had the same outcome as you. Couple went in perfect and a couple, well… didn't go in perfect. Reply MBT Modern says: November 30, 2018 at 1:56 pm Good stuff, Brad. Lot of value in this video. Reply ddm MADE says: November 30, 2018 at 2:34 pm Great video!What was the “special glue” you used for the miter joints? Reply Brian Byrne says: November 30, 2018 at 3:16 pm Brad, I always look forward to your next video. Got any more home renovation videos planned? Reply Don Miguel says: November 30, 2018 at 4:56 pm Wow I didn’t see that Norm Abram segment coming 😱👍😎♥️. Very cool! Reply michael nestved says: November 30, 2018 at 5:18 pm The frames look good!!! Reply Zachary Cameron says: November 30, 2018 at 5:34 pm Thanks for the tips! I'm going to Home Depot today to start building a few for my girlfriend for Christmas 👍 Reply Cameron says: November 30, 2018 at 5:45 pm Minwax sponsor? That's big league. Reply DJ says: November 30, 2018 at 8:00 pm Nice job. Looks a lot like the way David The Drunken Woodworker from Make Something does it. Reply Parkway Concepts says: November 30, 2018 at 8:02 pm Try Varathane for stain, it is much more accurate with the colors on the labels. Reply SCRAP WOOD TO CRAFTWOOD says: November 30, 2018 at 10:15 pm Great ways to do frames thanks for showing us Reply Robermon YT says: November 30, 2018 at 11:37 pm This is much better than cocaine:))) Reply Gee Willickers says: December 1, 2018 at 2:33 am brilliant video. thanks! Reply Mahendra Tiwari says: December 1, 2018 at 3:19 am Very educational 👌learnt Some new technique . Thank you😊 Reply Rodney Widger says: December 1, 2018 at 5:55 am Great project, and instructive video. Brand new sub. I look forward to seeing more of your videos Reply hogthrob says: December 1, 2018 at 11:36 am How about track saw vs. circular saw (with improvised fence)? Reply Tara Chiesa says: December 1, 2018 at 11:36 am What were you speed settings for your Rigid Router? Reply ben rudman says: December 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm Upside down cut got me! And I’m too short on this walnut Ive had for over a year to finish frame #4. (Wife wanted two 16×20 and two 20×24). Ahhhhhh! On a side note. I combined your two router bit profiles with a 6 degree bevel on the table saw on the opposite side of the face. I had a hell of a problem with tearout on the straight bit after already using the cove bit. I’m sure grain direction was a factor but I had already cut the cove pattern so I had already committed to that side of the boards. Reply Ron Braun says: December 1, 2018 at 2:21 pm What is the 'special glue' you used for endgrain? Thanx, nice video! Reply Scott Ewing says: December 1, 2018 at 3:13 pm If the lines take the distance to the rabbet into account, then why did you add the extra 1/8"? Just for wiggle room in case of error when inserting the artwork? Reply Matthew Russo says: December 1, 2018 at 5:13 pm NORM!!! Great video Brad, and the fact that it ended in a framed photo of Norm just made it that much better! Reply Trevor Chappell says: December 3, 2018 at 4:46 pm Awesome video, I've only made a few frames and trying to get better. I think this will help. Thanks Reply Ryan Ivester says: December 3, 2018 at 5:07 pm Excellent video. Very simple and easy to follow. Too many things adding to my "woodworking bucket list". This week I need to finish up a bunch of my passive cell phone speakers for sale, hopefully build your drill press station, then start more cheese boards. All before the cold weather hits again. Have yet to try my hand at a picture frame 🙂 Reply Southern Style DIY says: December 4, 2018 at 4:25 am I'm WAY behind, I know. This video was absolutely AWESOME!! Some great tips that work for picture frames and other projects too. Reply el Nudos says: December 4, 2018 at 6:25 am Did you say rabbet or rabbit? 😅 Reply crazycutz says: December 4, 2018 at 9:34 am Excellent vid Reply TheEpicTurtle17 _ says: December 5, 2018 at 3:43 am Your such an inspiration, and a Great builder/positive guy! Keep making awesome things and do great! Reply Greg Smith says: December 5, 2018 at 8:44 am Great video, Brad. Seriously, this was very thoughtful and added a detail on Jon Peter’s trick that I missed in his video. Zero clearance fence from plywood will probably be better than my current MDF version. It would have been interesting to see how you would have nudged your miter saw blade if it was not dead on. Ideas on how this would be done? Not woodworking but wonder if you cut your own glass and if there are any trick to it? If yes, then that might make an interesting short video. Thanks, Greg Reply Bob Eagle says: December 6, 2018 at 7:50 pm do you buy a new charcoal respirator everytime you spray anything with canned lacquer? Reply SkullPlayZ LOL says: December 7, 2018 at 5:02 pm This channel might get ^_^ subscribe Reply Faulkner H1 says: December 7, 2018 at 11:49 pm Do you have any plans for merch? I’d love a shirt with your logo on it Reply 9maxd says: December 8, 2018 at 7:17 pm Only glue on the third frame? Reply James Beil says: December 9, 2018 at 1:21 pm Best how-to picture frame video I've seen. I'm about to build my first ones for my wife and these are the most straightforward instructions! Thanks Reply Liberty Sings says: December 9, 2018 at 2:12 pm Really love that mitre jig. Well done, sir! Reply John Ross says: December 14, 2018 at 3:54 am Nicely done video Brad. After I watched your video looked around and found a little better corner joiner method than hammering in corrugated fasteners (see https://youtu.be/le-SiHPR1mk). I found that kit for a decent price at https://www.hobbylobby.com. Keep making great videos! Reply Edgar Aguirre says: December 15, 2018 at 4:16 pm V-nails by cassese Reply Jeff Coombs says: December 16, 2018 at 7:38 am "And that, my friends, is why 5"x7" frames were made." Truth! Great video, thanks for sharing! Reply Evan Shannon says: December 19, 2018 at 5:22 pm As someone who used to work for a high end custom framing business—use a stop block on the miter saw and cut each leg separately. Don’t stack pieces and try to cut them both at the same time. If you do, you risk screwing up two pieces instead of one. Also, cut your long pieces first—if you mess up, you can chop it down to be a short leg and save materials. Reply Logan Brown says: December 20, 2018 at 9:04 pm Could you build a table extension for jobsite table saws? Or possibly crosscut sled? just found this channel Reply ronald cruse says: December 24, 2018 at 7:46 pm how do you measure for picture frame and rabbit like 14×19? RON Reply Cal L says: December 24, 2018 at 7:49 pm I don’t know why I got so excited over the autographed picture of Norm Abrahams! Reply Ronna Keil says: December 26, 2018 at 1:09 am Nice Reply Turners Shed says: December 28, 2018 at 8:25 am Very informative video. Thanks mate all the way from Australia Reply Lee Smith says: January 2, 2019 at 3:19 am Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU! I have watched dozens of DIY picture frame videos trying to figure out how to create that rabbet so is properly sized to accept the picture and backing. Most either never mentioned it, or treated it as no big deal. Well I wasted a lot of good wood and therefor a lot of $$ chasing after that rabbet. You FINALLY took the time to explain its importance and how to get it right — and it's easy! You've earned my eternal gratitude and a new subscriber 🙂 Reply Braxtly Tools says: January 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm This is great! A template tool could save you some time, and give you a little more design freedom though. Just sayin. 🙂Emmy Braxtly Reply chade74 says: January 6, 2019 at 7:16 am Dont use conditioner, I make things look old and I hate it when its all one color. Reply ron5935 says: January 6, 2019 at 12:26 pm Best glue up for end grain is to thin coat the end and allow to dry 5/10 minutes. Then apply finish glue and assemble. I did this for plain T joint 3/4" square oak. On the test , the oak bent before the glue failed. Great video. Reply TexasEdition06 says: January 7, 2019 at 7:34 pm I finally went out and bought a table saw and used your vid to make a couple frames! Do you have any information on how to make the jig for putting the slots in the corners of the frames to insert the reinforcement pieces? I could probably figure it out, but figured I would ask. Also interested in the cross cut sled. Reply Tom Nguyen says: January 8, 2019 at 1:14 am At 1:45, what’s kind of tool? Reply رمضان طه says: January 8, 2019 at 2:45 pm Very nice idea. Reply Clint Satterwhite says: January 10, 2019 at 9:24 pm Norm!!! Nice three ways video Brad! Reply WhoDatBe Dare says: January 11, 2019 at 12:34 am Nice vid. Thanks! Reply Владимир Владимирович says: January 11, 2019 at 3:43 pm Молодец, можешь когда захочешь. Reply herbsu43 says: January 12, 2019 at 2:35 pm What is your method for sizing where you are not working to an 8'' x 10''? Reply Tim Dion says: January 12, 2019 at 3:22 pm Very well done video.Perfect amount of info and detail shown. I’m going to get a miter corner strap after watching this. I always use a ratchet cargo strap, but after seeing your video I can see the benefit of the strap Reply kick S ssh says: January 13, 2019 at 4:03 am If I have all these fancy tools I won't need you teach me . Reply Den Benchonson says: January 13, 2019 at 11:18 am Good job, man! Reply Alan Kim, Jr. says: January 18, 2019 at 3:55 pm Best frame build video I have seen yet for the beginner to intermediate woodworker like me. Thank you! Reply Bruce Walker says: January 25, 2019 at 3:30 am Watched a lot of videos and your the first one to talk about how to cut the 45's. I was trying to figure that out for awhile. I'm wanting to make Frames for a 11X14 picture. Outsides not the problem it was for the inside I was having trouble with. Thank you Reply Daniel Hamilton says: January 29, 2019 at 3:14 am Wow-You rate a non-plaid shirt from Norm!! Reply louie000007 says: January 29, 2019 at 5:02 pm How do you affix the picture behind the frame? Reply Janet Williams says: January 30, 2019 at 1:39 am Great! I think I'll try it on my next piece of art. Just as a footnote, Brad, it's usually pronounced Jac-o-BEE-un. It's a period in British history. Cheers! Reply Mark Harris says: January 30, 2019 at 12:59 pm Incredibly well explained and demonstrated, thank you. Reply Irvin Wittmeier says: January 31, 2019 at 5:21 pm Norm an excellent teacher respect !;-) Reply Gilbert Robles says: February 3, 2019 at 4:50 am That was awesome. Thanks👍😀 Reply Dave Builds It says: February 7, 2019 at 12:38 am Norm Abrams… I thought you were going to pay tribute to Al Borland….. Reply Poor Man's DIY says: February 7, 2019 at 8:18 am I really enjoy how you show inexperienced woodworkers that they too can "Fix This & Build That" Reply Aleza Wan Ali says: February 9, 2019 at 3:23 am WHAT KIND OF WOOD YOU USE? Reply bobbieintx says: February 16, 2019 at 8:35 pm Very educational. I know have a much better idea of how to make my frames. Keep up the good work! Reply Nigel Pollitt says: February 16, 2019 at 10:30 pm Really good, instructive video, but so fast, it's hard to catch everything. Please a little slower, the commentary? Reply Cesar Hernandez says: February 21, 2019 at 6:24 pm Waoo mr Rodríguez, buen trabajo 👍🏽 Reply AF GS says: February 24, 2019 at 3:30 am I wont Reply Tom Clements says: March 4, 2019 at 7:00 am Great way to get Norm in one of your videos! I think he would be proud of your work. Reply Eric Von Zipper says: March 5, 2019 at 5:27 pm Picture frames are the hardest thing to make from wood. I have never had a frame come out the right size so now I just buy them. Reply Lay's DIY says: March 26, 2019 at 8:18 pm Great job! Reply Decan G Botha says: April 1, 2019 at 4:39 pm Not so kool bot nice Reply John Acuff says: April 1, 2019 at 5:41 pm I’ve got an Osborne EB-3 miter gauge (like Norm has) that I use on my tablesaw for cutting meters. You can micro adjust it to get perfect 45s every time, plus it has a built in stop block so you can make exact copies of each length. If a frame is wide enough, I use 00 biscuits to join the corners. Reply Hellena Radev says: April 30, 2019 at 12:03 pm I dont have such tools. But, I would like to make some pitcure frames, that's why I'm here. Reply simón Ormazabal says: May 6, 2019 at 10:37 pm Que software usa para hacer el diseño. Reply Matthew Lanning says: May 7, 2019 at 6:47 pm Harbor Freight pull saw? Works great for me Reply atgoh93 says: May 8, 2019 at 4:05 am Great video! Where did you get the little red square? Reply Vicki Shybee Johnson says: May 23, 2019 at 7:49 pm Awesome video! Thanks for sharing! Reply Harold Cundal says: May 24, 2019 at 9:35 pm Hahaha you got my thumbs up just for that shot of Norm at the end. 👌 Reply Mario S. says: May 27, 2019 at 3:31 pm It isn't saw dust is called Glitter for men. Reply Heather Scanlan says: June 1, 2019 at 10:33 pm Jocko-bean!! Reply Maxsonarts says: June 2, 2019 at 8:40 am very clear instruction without any delay of getting to the point of the process thank you for that Reply Marcenaria e Artesanatos says: June 3, 2019 at 11:26 pm Muito Bom! Reply David Battler says: June 4, 2019 at 6:26 pm great video! Really appreciated the masking tape trick! Reply hung la Fung says: June 7, 2019 at 2:43 pm I don’t have tools you have Reply mrmitchellstever says: June 13, 2019 at 2:23 am Thank alot for showing me how to make picture frames. Great trick and ideas I learned. Reply thermonuclearwarfare says: June 14, 2019 at 6:33 am i like building stuff and restoring stuff too Reply Max Melgarejo says: June 20, 2019 at 2:43 pm Good stuff, man! I love the variations which help folks with fewer tools! Keep up the great content! Reply jillhbaudhaan says: July 5, 2019 at 5:24 pm Hey, Brad! I want to try this over the weekend. I have two large posters that I want to hang in a bathroom.Any wood recommendations for a room with high humidity? Thanks, love the channel. Reply stephanie hellwege says: July 20, 2019 at 4:51 pm I liked your video except I use Old Masters. The stain is much better with Old Masters. Reply Mauricio-_- says: July 25, 2019 at 1:54 am I dont even own any hand tools Reply BoggWeasel says: July 28, 2019 at 9:44 am Jack O Bean ? Do you mean Jacobean ?(Jak o be an) Reply Fabian Avalos says: August 2, 2019 at 1:20 pm well explained and demostrated, Thank you! Reply Mark D Maker says: August 8, 2019 at 1:15 am Awesome video well done. Looks like some picture frames in my future. Reply Vendetta Verrone says: August 11, 2019 at 6:23 am Came here since my first job ever is gonna be a framework designer and I'm stoked! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.