These small frames are fashioned out of standard lumber yard stock. The molding comes with a rabbit already cut.
Remember my 2014 "Revolution"? I know, I said "revolution". You had to be there!! I think it served its purpose. It got me outside to paint in the sharp cold this winter. The paintings are on the small side because I couldn't stay out for very long. I wanted minimal frames for them, mainly so that they could hang on the wall.
And so, with the purchase of an inexpensive miter, some molding from the lumber yard, and clamps to help hold the wood in place, I made my first frame. I used nails with small heads for the first frame and then I learned about brads. Now I use brads so that I can sink them into the wood and use wood putty to cover the hole.
My local hardware store, I love 'em. They are always showing better ways to do things. Like the picture above - not only does it align the pieces of the frame, but it also holds them steady for drilling and hammering. This is great for those of us who have only two hands!!
A number of years ago I picked up a large beautiful frame from a thrift store. I finally was able to put it to good use!! Molding!!
I was amazed that my cheap miter didn't destroy it. I had to put a little more muscle and finesse into sawing this time around!!
I enjoyed being clever by taking advantage of two of the corners. Eventually, I was able to make two frames from the original!
Now, don't let me mislead you. It wasn't as easy as pie. And of course I made mistakes along the way, but it sure was satisfying.
Next time will be easier.