In 2015 I bought an art print by Clayton Vance at Swiss Days (Utah’s most occurring craft reasonable!) I figured that I ‘d make myself a barn wood frame for the print when I chose a style. As usual the print sat and sat because there is always something else to work on. A couple of months ago, I was searching Tai Pan Tradings summertime camping tent sale and discovered this great solid mahogany wood picture frame for $20. I knew it was the incorrect size, however for $20 I could not pass it up. A DIY molding frame would cost at least that much to make, and that’s for MDF that would need to be painted.

To resize a wood photo frame you’ll require a miter saw and depending on how you wish to make your joints, a drill and Kreg pocket hole jig. For this frame I used pocket holes to make the new joints.

How to determine preferred frame measurements:
Procedure the brand-new images length and height.
Measure the quantity of inset for the picture on the back of the frame (most likely around 1/4 ″).
The New frame inside length is ‘brand-new photo’ length– 2 times inset. In my case the within length needs to be (22 ″– 2 X 1/4 ″ = 21 1/2 ″).
The New frame inside height is ‘new image’ height– 2 times inset. In my case the inside height needs to be (10 ″– 2 X 1/4 ″ = 9 1/2 ″).

To start off I measured the length and height of the print that I wanted framed. The length is 22 ″ and height is 10 ″.

Next I measure the inset of the frame for the image to sit, for this frame it is 1/4 ″ which is quite typical.

On the within portion of the frame, I determined and marked 21 1/2 ″. This is where I want the 45 deg angle to be cut for the brand-new frame corner. On the brief inside portion of the frame, I determined and marked 9 1/2 ″.

I cut the frame at 45 deg. (Note: Make sure you’re not cutting on the side of the mark that you want to keep. You can always cut once again if it’s to huge ).

How to Resize a Wood Picture Frame.
September 29, 2016 by Amy 11 Comments.

Last year I bought an art print by Clayton Vance at Swiss Days (Utah’s most occurring craft fair!) I figured that I ‘d make myself a frame for the print when I decided on a style. As normal the print sat and sat because there is always something else to work on. Then a couple of months back, I was browsing Tai Pan Tradings summer camping tent sale and found this great strong mahogany wood photo frame for $20. I knew it was the incorrect size, however for $20 I could not pass it up. A DIY molding frame would cost a minimum of that much to make, and that’s for MDF that would need to be painted.

When the incorrect sized photo frame is too good of a deal to miss, utilize these suggestions to easily resize a wood image frame.

To resize a wood picture frame you’ll need a miter saw and depending upon how you want to make your joints, a drill and Kreg pocket hole jig. For this frame I used pocket holes to make the brand-new joints.

When the incorrect sized photo frame is too good of a deal to pass up, utilize these ideas to quickly resize a wood picture frame.

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When the incorrect sized picture frame is too good of a deal to skip, utilize these ideas to quickly resize a wood picture frame.

Repeat for the opposite frame corner.

Dryfit your newly sized frame with the photo, trim or adjust as needed. Everything looks excellent, so onto assembly!

A Kreg pocket hole jig * is an easy way to protect the mitered corners of a frame (if the frame product is thick enough for pocket holes). Measure the thickness of the frame and drill pocket holes appropriately. My frame had 1/2 ″ product on the inner corner and a bit over 3/4 ″ material near the outside.

Usage wood glue and clamp the frame together. I have a handy multi-corner clamp * that assists me quickly line everything up and keep it in place while the glue dries. (Definitely not required, but it is good to have around.).