Why not start off by framing a favourite print?
You will need:
Ryobi One+ cordless mitre saw
Ryobi One+ cordless hand router
Clamps or tape
Ryobi One+ cordless stapler
Make your frame
To begin, decide which print or picture you want to frame, and measure up accordingly. You’ll need to consider the outside length of your frame, the inside length, and the rabbet, which will need to be right to ensure your artwork fits in the glass.
Cut the lengths of wood to size, setting up the mitre saw to cut the ends at 45-degree angles so you can make the joints later.
Next, use your router cut a recess into the inside lengths of the wood, for the glass to sit in.
When you’re ready to assemble your frame, put a small coating of wood glue on the inside of the joints, but don’t assemble the frame right away. Let this dry, then apply a second layer of glue (it’s less likely to be absorbed by the wood this time, due to the application of the previous coat).
Assemble the joints while the glue is wet, and either clamp up the corners of the frame, or tape them together. Apply staples to the back of the joints for extra reinforcement (if the corners of your frame are clamped, the frame can be stapled right away, but if you’re using tape then let the glue dry and remove the tape before stapling).
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