How to Make a Picture Frame 3 Ways | DIY Woodworking

How to Make a Picture Frame 3 Ways | DIY Woodworking

Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “How to Make a Picture Frame 3 Ways | DIY Woodworking

  1. Fix This Build That says:

    Get a FTBT hat!

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  2. BronkBuilt says:

    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.

  3. MBT Modern says:

    Good stuff, Brad. Lot of value in this video.

  4. ddm MADE says:

    Great video!
    What was the “special glue” you used for the miter joints?

  5. Brian Byrne says:

    Brad, I always look forward to your next video. Got any more home renovation videos planned?

  6. Don Miguel says:

    Wow I didn’t see that Norm Abram segment coming 😱👍😎♥️. Very cool!

  7. michael nestved says:

    The frames look good!!!

  8. Zachary Cameron says:

    Thanks for the tips! I'm going to Home Depot today to start building a few for my girlfriend for Christmas 👍

  9. Cameron says:

    Minwax sponsor? That's big league.

  10. DJ says:

    Nice job. Looks a lot like the way David The Drunken Woodworker from Make Something does it.

  11. Parkway Concepts says:

    Try Varathane for stain, it is much more accurate with the colors on the labels.


    Great ways to do frames thanks for showing us

  13. Robermon YT says:

    This is much better than cocaine:)))

  14. Gee Willickers says:

    brilliant video. thanks!

  15. Mahendra Tiwari says:

    Very educational 👌learnt Some new technique . Thank you😊

  16. Rodney Widger says:

    Great project, and instructive video. Brand new sub. I look forward to seeing more of your videos

  17. hogthrob says:

    How about track saw vs. circular saw (with improvised fence)?

  18. Tara Chiesa says:

    What were you speed settings for your Rigid Router?

  19. ben rudman says:

    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.

  20. Ron Braun says:

    What is the 'special glue' you used for endgrain? Thanx, nice video!

  21. Scott Ewing says:

    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?

  22. Matthew Russo says:

    NORM!!! Great video Brad, and the fact that it ended in a framed photo of Norm just made it that much better!

  23. Trevor Chappell says:

    Awesome video, I've only made a few frames and trying to get better. I think this will help. Thanks

  24. Ryan Ivester says:

    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 🙂

  25. Southern Style DIY says:

    I'm WAY behind, I know. This video was absolutely AWESOME!! Some great tips that work for picture frames and other projects too.

  26. el Nudos says:

    Did you say rabbet or rabbit? 😅

  27. crazycutz says:

    Excellent vid

  28. TheEpicTurtle17 _ says:

    Your such an inspiration, and a Great builder/positive guy! Keep making awesome things and do great!

  29. Greg Smith says:

    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

  30. Bob Eagle says:

    do you buy a new charcoal respirator everytime you spray anything with canned lacquer?

  31. SkullPlayZ LOL says:

    This channel might get ^_^ subscribe

  32. Faulkner H1 says:

    Do you have any plans for merch? I’d love a shirt with your logo on it

  33. 9maxd says:

    Only glue on the third frame?

  34. James Beil says:

    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

  35. Liberty Sings says:

    Really love that mitre jig. Well done, sir!

  36. John Ross says:

    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 I found that kit for a decent price at Keep making great videos!

  37. Edgar Aguirre says:

    V-nails by cassese

  38. Jeff Coombs says:

    "And that, my friends, is why 5"x7" frames were made." Truth! Great video, thanks for sharing!

  39. Evan Shannon says:

    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.

  40. Logan Brown says:

    Could you build a table extension for jobsite table saws? Or possibly crosscut sled? just found this channel

  41. ronald cruse says:

    how do you measure for picture frame and rabbit like 14×19? RON

  42. Cal L says:

    I don’t know why I got so excited over the autographed picture of Norm Abrahams!

  43. Turners Shed says:

    Very informative video. Thanks mate all the way from Australia

  44. Lee Smith says:

    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 🙂

  45. Braxtly Tools says:

    This is great! A template tool could save you some time, and give you a little more design freedom though. Just sayin. 🙂
    Emmy Braxtly

  46. chade74 says:

    Dont use conditioner, I make things look old and I hate it when its all one color.

  47. ron5935 says:

    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.

  48. TexasEdition06 says:

    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.

  49. Tom Nguyen says:

    At 1:45, what’s kind of tool?

  50. رمضان طه says:

    Very nice idea.

  51. Clint Satterwhite says:

    Nice three ways video Brad!

  52. WhoDatBe Dare says:

    Nice vid. Thanks!

  53. Владимир Владимирович says:

    Молодец, можешь когда захочешь.

  54. herbsu43 says:

    What is your method for sizing where you are not working to an 8'' x 10''?

  55. Tim Dion says:

    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

  56. kick S ssh says:

    If I have all these fancy tools I won't need you teach me .

  57. Den Benchonson says:

    Good job, man!

  58. Alan Kim, Jr. says:

    Best frame build video I have seen yet for the beginner to intermediate woodworker like me. Thank you!

  59. Bruce Walker says:

    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

  60. Daniel Hamilton says:

    Wow-You rate a non-plaid shirt from Norm!!

  61. louie000007 says:

    How do you affix the picture behind the frame?

  62. Janet Williams says:

    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!

  63. Mark Harris says:

    Incredibly well explained and demonstrated, thank you.

  64. Irvin Wittmeier says:

    Norm an excellent teacher respect !;-)

  65. Gilbert Robles says:

    That was awesome. Thanks👍😀

  66. Dave Builds It says:

    Norm Abrams… I thought you were going to pay tribute to Al Borland…..

  67. Poor Man's DIY says:

    I really enjoy how you show inexperienced woodworkers that they too can "Fix This & Build That"

  68. Aleza Wan Ali says:


  69. bobbieintx says:

    Very educational. I know have a much better idea of how to make my frames. Keep up the good work!

  70. Nigel Pollitt says:

    Really good, instructive video, but so fast, it's hard to catch everything. Please a little slower, the commentary?

  71. Cesar Hernandez says:

    Waoo mr Rodríguez, buen trabajo 👍🏽

  72. Tom Clements says:

    Great way to get Norm in one of your videos! I think he would be proud of your work.

  73. Eric Von Zipper says:

    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.

  74. Lay's DIY says:

    Great job!

  75. Decan G Botha says:

    Not so kool bot nice

  76. John Acuff says:

    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.

  77. Hellena Radev says:

    I dont have such tools. But, I would like to make some pitcure frames, that's why I'm here.

  78. simón Ormazabal says:

    Que software usa para hacer el diseño.

  79. Matthew Lanning says:

    Harbor Freight pull saw?

    Works great for me

  80. atgoh93 says:

    Great video! Where did you get the little red square?

  81. Vicki Shybee Johnson says:

    Awesome video! Thanks for sharing!

  82. Harold Cundal says:

    Hahaha you got my thumbs up just for that shot of Norm at the end. 👌

  83. Mario S. says:

    It isn't saw dust is called Glitter for men.

  84. Heather Scanlan says:


  85. Maxsonarts says:

    very clear instruction without any delay of getting to the point of the process thank you for that

  86. Marcenaria e Artesanatos says:

    Muito Bom!

  87. David Battler says:

    great video! Really appreciated the masking tape trick!

  88. hung la Fung says:

    I don’t have tools you have

  89. mrmitchellstever says:

    Thank alot for showing me how to make picture frames. Great trick and ideas I learned.

  90. thermonuclearwarfare says:

    i like building stuff and restoring stuff too

  91. Max Melgarejo says:

    Good stuff, man! I love the variations which help folks with fewer tools! Keep up the great content!

  92. jillhbaudhaan says:

    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.

  93. stephanie hellwege says:

    I liked your video except I use Old Masters. The stain is much better with Old Masters.

  94. Mauricio-_- says:

    I dont even own any hand tools

  95. BoggWeasel says:

    Jack O Bean ? Do you mean Jacobean ?(Jak o be an)

  96. Fabian Avalos says:

    well explained and demostrated, Thank you!

  97. Mark D Maker says:

    Awesome video well done. Looks like some picture frames in my future.

  98. Vendetta Verrone says:

    Came here since my first job ever is gonna be a framework designer and I'm stoked!

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