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Forum topic by kanihoncho posted 1100 days ago 682 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kanihoncho

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1100 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: shadow box picture frame

I would like to build and attach a traditional picture frame over a box. The frame would be stained wood and would overlap the box on all sides. My main problem is how do I place the picture frame on the box without using plugs? I am looking for a “very clean or minimal” solution. Thanks in advance

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#1 posted 1100 days ago

would biscuits work? i do have a biscuit joiner that I’ve never used

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#2 posted 1100 days ago

Are you going to use hinges, or take the picture lid off? Or are you asking how to attach a picture frame as a front for the shelves?

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#3 posted 1098 days ago

If you use glass as the front, you’ll want to allow for the possibility that it may get broken and will need to be replaced. If you use dowels or biscuits with glue this won’t be possible. I used pocket-holes and painted the white plastic hole plugs to closely match the color of the wood in this shadow box. If you look at the first picture in “zoom” you can almost make them out.

-- Jason - Aim High!!

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