Balsa wood picture frame is one of the popular frames among consumers both in domestic and international markets. It can be regarded as one of the attractive decorations of your house actually. It can be bought or made by yourself. Actually, balsa has been chosen as the ideal material since it is lightweight, soft and easy to work with. Well, you can make the frame by yourself actually if you read the following steps carefully.
You should prepare balsa wood, table saw or hand saw, glue, sandpaper and so forth. You also need the paint, paint brush, and rag ruler. Actually, these things can be found easily both in physical stores and online shops. Before you cuttig the balsa wood, you are advised to draw the outline of the frame that you want before cutting any wood. This can be used as your reference to use for your wood. When using saw, you should be very careful to keep your fingers away from the saw blades.
First of all, measure the balsa wood picture frame for your expected size or dimensions. Mark the rectangle on your wood using these dimensions. You should also measure out 4 frame pieces about 2 inches thicker and 1 inch longer than the size of the picture.
Second, the frames can be designed with differnt shapes, like frame with rounded edges, carvings and words. You should design the details on your frame.
Third, cut the wood for your expected frame shape with a hand saw. Ensure to make clean lines. You are advised to use the sharpened saw when cutting out the frame since the dull saw is very hard to use to sand out the balsa wood. To be careful when using the sharpened hand saw.
Fourth, put the 4 frame pieces around the back frame piece in your expected frame way. Ensure that everything lines up properly. Glue the pieces together. Glue 3 sides of the frame to the back piece and leave one side open to slide the picture through, and this side can be top side or side piece.
Fifth, you can paint your frame as long as your like. Whether to paint depends on your favorites actually. Well, the origin color of the balsa wood is also very beautiful and classic actually.