Hey there! Hope everyone had a great weekend! I got busy building these cuties!
Here’s how you can build your own! (My purchases and cuts are based on 3 frames). ***I suggest measuring as you go, especially on the moulding cuts. Boards tend to vary.)
I purchased 2 – 1×6″ white wood boards and cut 9 @ 16 1/4″ with my Ryobi 10′ Compound Miter. This saw is so smooth and perfect for smaller projects like this!
If you don’t have a Compound Miter saw, no worries! This is a very simple miter-job that can be done with this inexpensive hand saw and miter box!
Next, I used my Kreg Jig Pocket Hole System to drill pocket holes into 6 of the 1×6 boards.
I drilled my 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws from each end of a 1×6 without pocket holes forming a pallet of 3 – 1×6 boards.
I purchased 3 – 1×2″ @ 8 ft. Select Pine boards for the outside trim. I made 12 – 45 degree miter cuts at 18″ long point to long point. (If you are not familiar with long point to long point, it refers to the measurement from the longest point on one end of the board to the longest point on the opposite end). The ends will not be parallel, meaning that you will have to slide your miter from right to left to make your cuts on each board.
Now for some fun:) I purchased 17 ft. of Quarter Round and made 12 – 45 degree miter cuts at 16 1/4″ (long point to long point). I also purchased 10ft. of Cove Moulding and made 12 – 45 degree miter cuts at 9 1/2″ (long point to long point).
***When cutting your moulding pieces, you will need to cut both ends of the board. You can not finish one piece and use the mitered edge of the scrap piece. You need to make a fresh cut and then cut the other end.***
Apply Gorilla Glue Wood Glue along the edges where the 1×2 trim and pallet meet and then lay your quarter round moulding down.
Now, apply a thin line of Gorilla Glue wood glue to the back of each cove moulding piece and arrange them in the center of the pallet forming a square frame.
Once the glue dried, I applied one coat of Rust-Oleum Dark Walnut stain to each frame. I used a foam brush to apply, let it dry for about 5-10 minutes and then wiped it with a clean cloth. You do not need to remove all of the excess stain when wiping. Just use the cloth to blend it well.
I purchased these super cute bull clips at Hobby Lobby and hot glued one in the center of each square frame.
I used sawtooth hangers to hang the frames and used anchors to secure them to the wall! I am so in LOVE with these cuties! At only $15 each and about a day of work, you can’t lose! I want them all over my house now;)
If you love my DIY Wooden Frames, I would love your pins! Thanks so much for stopping by!