How hard can making picture frames be?
Having picture frames custom made will cost a lot of money. Pre-made frames can look cheap, aren't always very well made and only come in standard sizes.
Can I do it?
That was my first question.
After some hard work, trial and error, I found the answer was – YES!
After the dust settled -literally- I realized the answer to my second question:
It didn't take long to find out that I could save money making my own.
Soon after that, another question surfaced:
Can I make money, making picture frames?
After more hard work and encouragement from my family and a few friends, I found the answer to the that question was also – YES!
There are many ways to sell them on-line or in person.
A little research goes a long way, when you're ready.
It's been 20 years now and my passion has only grown!!
To save more (and make more), I learned how to cut my own mats, cut my own glass, take pictures properly and use the Internet to help me sell my work and pay for this woodworking hobby that...
...seems like an addiction!
If you want to learn how to make your own frames and maybe how to cut your own mats and glass - this site is for you!
If you are curious about the best woods to use for your frames check this out!
If you want to make money to help you pay for YOUR woodworking addiction – this site is for you too!
I'll show you step-by-step how to do it. Whether you have a shop full of tools or just a few basic tools:
YOU CAN DO THIS
I'll give you options each step of the way, so no matter what type of tools you have you can make beautiful picture frames yourself.
When I started, all I had was a table saw, a router and some basic tools, but...
...that was all I needed.
Since then, I've been fortunate enough to add most of the major tools a woodworker dreams of.
All of it earned through the money (not to mention hard work, sweat, and some frustration ) I made selling frames.
I plan to be very active on this site and hope to work with you as much as possible. I will continue to add pages of information, on a regular basis, covering every step of the way.
Please check back on a regular basis for new pages and more information.
One final note, I don't claim to be an expert. I am just one guy who is sharing what he has learned over the last 20 years. These are things that work best for me.
There are as many techniques and strategies to making picture frames as there are people making them.
Talk to you soon
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Updated November 18, 2022
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