While I was up in Sacramento, I was able to make a few frames out of old fence wood.
My dad recently replaced the redwood fence in our backyard. When I heard the plan, I asked him to hang on to some of the old weathered wood so we could make some frames.
My dad liked the idea and he actually figured out how to make them and created a few before I got home.
We used a Miter saw to make pieces with 45 degree angle cuts on either end. Then we used wood glue and U-shaped nails to join the corners together. My parents used their frames to hang some large prints and I made a 5x7 and 11x14 frame to hang in our apartment.
The frames do not have a routed ledge on the backside for dropping in glass and art, so we used plexi-glass to protect the front of the prints. The plexi-glass is held into place with a few staples from a staple gun and the art is carefully secured behind that with paper and tape. The print in the photo directly above is from Little Brown Pen and it's a new favorite.
Both of the pieces above are going to fit into a gallery wall that I am making in my office (since Paul is deploying and we will be moving as soon as he gets back, the office will soon be rearranged to make it better suited for one). I'll share once it's done!