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Wood Pallet Projects: Make Your Own Picture Frame

Use these step-by-step instructions to make your own picture frame from recycled pallets.



Get inspired to build with pallet wood using the ideas in “Wood Pallet Projects."
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Finished wood pallet picture frame.
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Step 1: Select the wood.
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Step 2: Cut the materials to size.
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Step 3: Understand the layering.
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Step 4: Choose the molding style.
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Step 5: Assemble the frame sides.
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Step 6: Miter one end.
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Step 7: Measure and mark the other end of one board.
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Step 8: Cut the marked frame board and use it to cut a second board to size.
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Step 9: Check the fit.
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Step 10: Add shellac.
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Step 11: Assemble the frame.
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Step 12: Secure the mirror.
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Use plastic fasteners for a cleaner look.
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Step 13: Attach a hanger.
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Frame Diagram
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