Picture frames are cheap and easy to make with the right tools. Follow our step-by-step guide on how to make a picture frame and add this skill to your DIY repertoire.
Buying the materials
When ordering the timber check there’s enough to go around the picture plus eight times the width of timber for the mitres.
For light frames smaller than A3, reinforce mitres with nails skewed through them and add framing staples at the back. Use glazing push pins to secure 3mm thick MDF backing.
TIP Buy a framing kit from a hardware store that includes clamps, staples and pins or buy them individually.