picture frame techniques
i recently bought a 6' piece of trim in which i was gonna cut to the desired length and use that as my picture frame sides. first question, is this the best way to go or are there other options of making frames? do they sell picture frame router bits? if so, how the heck do you begin to make a frame out of a normal piece of stock and put a nice design in the frame??
also, when it comes to the backing of the frame, do you use the thick card board like they do in the stores or do you use a really thin piece of hardboard from hd? so, if i were to keep the trim i have for my sides how/what do i do to make the groove in the back that holds the backing (that lip or step type thing?) if you turn a picture frame over it usually has a lip that the glass and picture rest on before applying the backing material.
help,,,,,which is a nicer and more efficient way of doing this???
any detailed information would be greatly appreciated!!!