Frame Experiment

Run the Jewels recently announced a new tour for Fall 2015.  They released a Blade Runner themed poster in support which I promptly purchased.  A few days later I returned to their store site for the dimensions in order to look for a frame.  During that time a pre-framed option was introduced.  The profile used simple, clean lines matching well with the sci-fi theme.

It also appeared to be something that could be accomplished with just a table saw.  I grabbed some scrap 1×2 pine to give it a try.  First up was a 45 degree bevel on the inner edge.  I also cut the back, outside corner at the same angle to give an impression of floating away from the wall.  Next was a shallow cut at the bevel’s edge to form a step.  Last was two deeper cuts forming a rabbet for the glass and art.

Frame Test
Frame Test

I was quite pleased with the result considering it was thrown together on a whim.  My chop saw introduced a lot of error in the mitered corners, so I plan to build a miter sled for my table saw.  I also purchased three different style corner clamps from Harbor Freight for future attempts.

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