Photo Frame Miter Sled

Recently I won a photo competition (more on this in a future post) and needed to have my print framed so that it can be displayed. While I was very excited to have my submission chosen as a winner, I was not looking forward to having to pay to frame my 16″x20″ print.

After discovering that buying a decent frame at the store would easily cost $100+, I figured “hey, I have a table saw and some woodworking experience, why don’t I just make my own photo frame?”

And with that thought, I started to think about how I would build the frame. I decided that the hardest part of the build would be cutting precise 45-degree angle cuts for the corners of the frame. Fortunately, Steve Ramsey’s miter sled how-to video saved the day. In one afternoon I was able to build the sled shown above, and now I can get perfect corner cuts like in the test frame shown below.

Now to just build the actual photo frame. Stay tuned.

Originally published at on November 14, 2014.

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