Build a Magazine Book Frame
DETERMINE FRAME SIZE
Determine the size of the frame by measuring the magazine/book. Add 1" to the width and height of the magazine.
Ours was 10-1/2" W x 13-3/4" H.
Frame stock will be ripped from 1/2" X 8' finger jointed pine.
Rip 1", 3" and 1/2" widths from your piece of pine.
Mitre the corners of the 1" and 3" pine to make 2 frames. The outer edge of the mitred piece will equal the dimension determined in step 1.
The 1/2" X 1/2" piece will be used for the spacer between the two frames.
Glue and nail the 1/2" spacer to the back of the 1" frame at the top and bottom edge.
ATTACH SECOND FRAME
Glue and nail the 3" frame to the back of the spacers that you glued to the front frame. Creating a 1/2" opening on the sides of the frame allowing the magazine to slide in.
Note: If your magazine is thicker than 1/2", you will have to widen the spacer to accommodate it.
Spray the frame with a clear coat finish. Use at least two coats. Finish both sides of the frame, front and back, so that it looks good from both sides. You might like to display the back of the magazine, too.
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Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 4 hours
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- 30' of 1/2" x 8" x 8' pine
- 1 Can Varathane Premium Diamond Wood Finish in Satin
- 400mL LePage Carpenter's Glue
- Small Box 1" Brad Nails
- (1) 220-Grit Sanding Disc
- 1 Sheet 220-Grit Sandpaper