Extra BIG barn frames with engineer prints

I used the barn wood frame plans to make these 33in square pine frames (24 inch by 24 inch interior). I added a 90 degree routered space on the inside lip of the frame so that my acrylic, mat and picture had a nice place to sit on the backside. I also added some left over trim to the inside of the 1x2. With a little hammered silver spray paint with distressed white on top, mats cut with my fabric cutting wheel from Hobby Lobby, and my vacation pics of our kids on engineer prints from Staples, I am really happy with these! (FYI prints are NOT grainy! I have tried this before with a regular camera and it didn't look right. The bigger the jpeg and more megapixels the better)

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Wed, 09/05/2012 - 11:09

Love these! Can you post a few more pictures of them close up so I can see how you did them and finished out the back? I've want to build some picture frames but am having a hard time figuring it out. Thanks! These are so beautiful!


Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:41

Once I got to the back part I realized that it would have probably been easier to just skip the routered part....I originally was going to make these for mirrors and was worried about weight. If you don't router it it might actually be easier to use some sort of mirror clip/holder to keep things in place or it may even work with push points like the ones I used but used tacked straight into the back. Does that help? I may have just confused myself:)

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