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hello what type of wood would i get to make a picture frame? i guess i would use a router table? hmm i want to make these but dont know the pricess.
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Hi Jeff

You can get many kinds of molding at HD and Lowes and it works well for picture frames,some soft wood some hardwood..
You can also get many frame kits with the glass at the same..
But the real deals are at Kmart and Target...premade type...

I didn't know you had a router table..

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yep i sure do! its one of those metal ones made by skil they sell at lowes. thanks thats a great idea! i didnt think of using decorative molding.
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I was able to take a couple of framing classes at work,, the lady that taught the classes really opened my eyes to the art of framing and matting pictures and other articles suitable for framing. I never spent much time thinking about it before, just thought you bought a frame for a few bucks and slapped your picture inside and hung it on the wall,,, Well of course you could do that. But, when you see what goes into getting some material professionally mounted, there is a great deal more to it then just standing in line at Kmart,,, hahahah just the price to have your peice mounted will tip you off to that fact.

The lady had catalogs you could order your frame parts from. They were from the simple to quite elaborately molded frames, and the cost of those frame pieces were amazingly expensive,, even the plain looking simplest profiles cost maybe $10 for a 10 foot stick of frame stock, ( and those were of the plainest of frames ), and it got expensive FAST....
Being cheap by nature, hahah,, I made my own, on a router table, out of some oak boards I had,,, after doing some with just some different profiles on them,, I decided to try my hand at doing some with some inlays,, such as Oak with Black walnut inlay,, After doing the first one,, and finding out just how simple it actually was to do,, I then made up some more stock and took them into the class and made my frames up out of my own stock,, it cost me about NOTHING,, while the others in that class were laying out some pretty impressive money for their frame parts,,
The home made frames were a hit with the people in there,, especially when they learned of the money savings,,, Even the instructor was thinking of getting her husband a router table for christmas after that,, hahahah,,
its very easy to make your own framing stock,, in place of buying it,,, since ya got to cut the miters anyway,,, you will do nothing but save money,, and LOTS of it..., and ya will be left with the pride of making them all yourself
Take your material you are going to frame and get an estimate of how much it would cost to have it professionally mounted,,, once ya get over the "Sticker shock",, that aught to intice you to think again about making your own frames from scratch,,,

(for some reason,, I cannot add photos to this post using Exployer,,, so I will come back with the pictures on the next post using firefox, which seems to work ok)

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These are some of the frames I made up in those classes,, The frames are about 3 inches or so wide and I used maybe 4 or so different bits to make the profiles,, but you can profile your frames just about anyway ya want,, I have a picture of the end of one of the pieces of oak that has the black walnut sticking out before it was mitered,, so you can see that there is not much black walnut used at all,,, so you can make some exotic woods go a long way using this method. But they really add a lot to the finished frames,,,

When you buy frame stock from the instructors catalogs,, they usually come in 10 foot lengths, and if they are very fancy at all, the prices go up very, very, fast. She said, if she had to buy the wood that I made mine out of, from one of her catalogs,, she could imagine it would cost easily, $80 or more per stick. So you see,, its sure worth your time to get out the router and spend a little bit of time making up some frame stock,,, it could make your wallet thicker in a hurry...
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very very cool! so you made that from scratch? or did you buy molding and rout out the groove and put the cherry in? i definately want to make picture frames any more info on what tools would be needed would be great. i would only imagine a mitre saw to make simple ones.
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