DIY Wood Shim Picture Frame

admin | February 17, 2018 | 0 | Crafts

If you are new to our site you may not know that I love printables.  I have created so many of the years but never really had a way to display them.  Presented with the challenge to create something neutral to display them on that can be interchanged at any time I went to the garage.  Sometimes the best projects are created with things you already own. In my case a wood shim picture frame was a clear winner.  The shim picture frame is super easy to make and some of the items I used are optional so the cost is pretty minimal.

Wood shim picture frame with easter printable

 

MATERIALS:

 

DIY Wood shim display frame - how to

 

Contractor Shims – 1 package (will need 22 shims)
Wood Glue
Speed Nuts
Metal Screws with Rounded heads – 2
Clamps
Paint or Stain
Brass Screws (optional)
Tape Measure
Printable
Chip Board

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

DIY Wood shim display frame - how to

Shims are made on an angle. Two pieces of shim turned with reverse ends will make a rectangle.  Apply a bead of glue to one side of a shim.

 

DIY Wood shim display frame - how to

 

Using another shim place it on top of the glued shim making sure that the ends are flush.

 

DIY Wood shim display frame - how to

 

Repeat this process 10 times creating 11 total shim rectangles.  Making sure the sides are flush, clamp and let dry.

 

DIY Wood shim display frame - how to

 

Once the shims are dry lay them out attempting to get them as flush as possible.  Apply a bead of glue to the two remaining shims and attach them to the other shims.

 

DIY Wood shim display frame - how to

 

This will hold all of the front shims in place.  At this point you can ad screws or short brad nails to each shim section to hold them in place.  If you opt to not use screws or brad nails place heavy objects on top of the glued shims to act as a clamp.

DIY Wood shim display frame - how to

Once the glue has set you are ready for paint or stain.

Use the spaces between the shims to hold the speed nuts down.  Measure 6″ to find center and mark.

DIY Wood shim display frame - how to

 

Insert the screw into the speed nut and screw down making sure to leave enough space to slide the printable or art behind the speed nut.

Wood shim picture frame with easter printable

For my background I covered a piece of chip board with card stock and attached my printable to the chip board using removable dots for each display changes.

Wood shim picture frame with easter printable

 

Before you leave make sure to check out all of these awesome display frames.  I love how creative everyone is in making their frames.

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