I wrote a novella on the topic above, but forgot to check to make sure you have a table saw. I can't imagine doing your own frames without one. A router is used for part of the process, but without a table saw, you're left with buying pre cut stock, which is seldom straight or thick enough to make good frames. You also run into lots of warped material that cannot work in a frame.
Let me know if you have that saw. If you have one, I hope it has 3/4 inch wide miter slots. There are some with narrower slots and you can't use the super accurate miter gauge.
This was the most detailed instruction I have ever received! (Beside my wife's direction on what to do which is pretty detailed).
I do have a Ryobi table saw, a master craft miter saw and a good fixed router.
I have took your advice and got some Pine (not construction grade) from HomeDepot. I am going to leevalley today to but a rabbet router bit (1/2" 1-7/8" 15/32") as my first purchase.
My very first project would be a square!
I love what you did on this picture.
and I have seen it before, what is the brighter piece? it looks like metal!
My birthday is coming up soon and I know what to ask as Birthday gift
I wish I could attend a workshop but i think this is learn by practice. If I am not too shy, i will share my first frame here with you.
until then, i think I would need to read this article few times.
The good news for my friends, neighbors and family is they will receive free picture frames for a while until i know what I am doing!