Make a simple picture frame

What you will need:

  • A jigsaw
  • An orbital sander
  • Glue
  • 9 x 44mm cover strips
  • A few panel pins to secure the picture in place
  • Some cord and two eyelets to support the picture on the wall.


  1. Cut the front frame pieces 6mm on each side smaller than the glass, picture and backing.
  2. The picture backing and dimensions of the glass will be the same so measure length and width and cut the front frame to fit.
  3. Now cut the lengths for the back of the frame so that the ends overlap as shown below.
  4. Use the glass as a template and glue the eight pieces together, overlapping each and creating very strong corner joins.
  5. Once the glue has cured, attach the eyelets, install the glass, picture and backing (using the panel pins to secure) and attach the cord to hang the picture.