Joining with the Pro Joiner F300-2 Step One: The clamp moves up and down for an adjustable height relative to the base of the joiner. Lock the clamp at a level that’s easy to work with using the “clamp locking lever” (Figure J‑1). Step Two: Select two moulding sections to join. Unless the frame is […]
Assembling Your Picture Frame After you’ve prepared your materials to be worked with, it’s time to fashion them into something that can be used. For matting this means cutting a window in the mat blank you’ve made from the larger sheet. For framing this means taking the frame sections you’ve cut from the longer sticks […]
Sanding Picture Frame Moulding Logan offers the Model 200-2 Sander to make the job of sanding quick, simple and precise. To make a pair of frame sections true, sand only one end of one section. If you are sanding by hand, use only fine grit sandpaper. Keep checking your progress until the two sections align […]
Preparing Your Framing Materials When you begin your picture framing project, many of the materials you plan to use are not in the condition necessary to use them. For example, at this stage your frame moulding is one long stick, not a picture frame. Your matboard and backing are in 32″x 40″ sheets, not even […]
Determining the Frame Size The question frequently arises, “How do I know what mat borders will look right with the size window I’ve got?” To help answer that question, I’ve devised a table called the Border Finder (Figure C-1). Using the Border Finder, you will select borders that will look appropriate for the size window […]
In the grand scheme of things, you could be looking at savings of between $100 and $200 on a single frame job when you do your own framing versus going to a traditional frame shop.