LumberJocks

How to assemble an uneven frame?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Designing Woodworking Projects forum

Forum topic by christherookie posted 05-01-2017 07:18 PM 475 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View christherookie's profile

christherookie

74 posts in 3132 days


05-01-2017 07:18 PM

Topic tags/keywords: frame

My daughter wants me to build a large frame with the center being a sheet of galvanized steel hardware cloth so she can clip photos to it. But there is a wrinkle in the plan. Instead of four even sides…

She wants it to be shaped like a mountain. Think of a frame with a normal bottom edge but then the sides go up to form a few mountain tops. Seven pieces of wood total. Like this:

https://img0.etsystatic.com/108/0/9292683/il_340x270.866850174_2huv.jpg

I don’t have a nail gun, so I’m wondering how to hold the wood together. My first thought was to use glue and then reinforce it with something on the back, but what? I’ve seen frame holders that look like a wavy piece of metal with a sharp edge.

What’s my best option?


5 replies so far

View Ron Aylor's profile

Ron Aylor

2649 posts in 733 days


#1 posted 05-01-2017 07:25 PM

What about angled mortise and tenon?
 

View Loren's profile

Loren

10477 posts in 3733 days


#2 posted 05-01-2017 07:37 PM

I recommend countersunk screws. You can
fill the holes with putty.

View Rich's profile

Rich

3351 posts in 675 days


#3 posted 05-01-2017 07:59 PM

Since it will be hung on the wall, maybe thin metal plates with screws.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

View christherookie's profile

christherookie

74 posts in 3132 days


#4 posted 05-01-2017 08:02 PM

Thanks everyone! You’ve given me some ideas.

View HokieKen's profile

HokieKen

5867 posts in 1224 days


#5 posted 05-02-2017 01:42 AM

If it were me, I’d probably half-lap the miter joints and just use glue. Or, you could just glue the mitered butt joints and reenforce them with mitre nails aka corrugated fasteners (those wavy pieces of metal with a sharp edge).

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com