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Table of Contents Introduction 5 How to Use this Book 5 Section 1: Framing Basics--8 Basic Framing Tools 10 Professional Tools 12 Basic Materials 13 Types of Frames 14 Molding Length Calculator 16 Frame Package 17 Frame Finishing 19 Selecting a Frame 20 Selecting an Appropriate Mat 24 Section 2: Basic Techniques--26 How do I assemble a wood sectional frame? 28 Wood Framed Painting How do I assemble a metal sectional frame? 31 Metal Framed Poster How can I make a frame from hardware store wooden molding? 39 Framed Certificate How do I make a frame from prefinished wood molding? 46 Framed Canvas How do I make a frame from ornate molding? 50 Ornate Mirror How do I make a barn-wood frame? 56 Framed Farm Implement How do I cut a beveled mat for my picture? 60 Framed Quilt Block How do I make a multiple beveled mat for my picture? 67 Multiple-matted Photograph How do I make an archival mount? 72 Archival Artwork Section 3: Projects--76 How do I frame a cross-stitched piece? 78 Framing a Cross-stitch How do I make a multiple-opening mat? 82 Multiple-opening Mat How do I tint a gold frame? 85 Gold Tinted Frame How do I frame a print for a museum display? 89 Framed Museum Display How do I make a fabric-covered mat? 92 Fabric-covered Mat How do I mount and frame coins to see both sides? 95 Mounted Coins How do I surface-mount small thin objects? 98 Watch Shadow Box How do I frame dried flowers? 101 Framed Flowers Section 4: Dynamic Presentations--104 Acknowledgments 110 Metric Equivalency Chart 110 About the Author 111 Credits 111 Index 112
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Picture frames and framing Technique