The last thing to do for this frame was to figure out how it would hang on the wall. I noticed that it was the right size to take advantage of standard 32” stud spacing. I came up with an easy way to make pockets for screw heads without a keyhole router bit.
This simply involves drilling a shallow hole with a forstner bit then plugging it with a reverse-counterbored chunk of wood. And it made hanging the frame really easy; all I had to do was put two screws in the studs 32” apart and make sure they were level.
To finish the frame, my wife wanted a distressed look, so we began by staining it dark brown. After drying for about a week, we painted it white, then scuffed up the paint in places to reveal the dark wood beneath.
Whoops, just realized I never took any finished shots of the frame. I’ll be back to add some later, and do a project posting. Thanks for following along!
Edit: Here’s a final shot. You can see where we scuffed up the paint to make it look old. Turned out pretty well.
The project posting can be found here.