How to Frame a Picture/Creating a frame

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  • Sanity check measurements


  • Make clean cuts, taking care to approach the line.
  • Undercut the edge to ensure tight fit on corner.

[Include profile shot of cutout of frame edge]


  • Use masking tape to temporarily hold frame in place.


Place the frame over the artwork to check that it's the right shape and size.


  • Add glue to edges
  • Tape
  • Use band to hold frame in place
  • When tightening, check that the frame comes below the middle line of the frame, to ensure a tight edge on the face.


  • Check for staples length pushing though the frame, especially for routed edges.


  • Glue on the front face