Monday, August 13, 2012

Rustic Driftwood Picture Frame

Are you ready for another
driftwood project 
before the summer is over?

I built a frame using a very long board I found on the beach. I just love boards that wash up, they usually have such a great patina and everywhere there was a nail or a screw is the most beautiful rusty mark.

This was actually my very first attempt at cutting 45 degree angles with my chop saw.
I admit I'm a little afraid of this saw...

My cuts came out very well if I do say so myself... I glued and stapled each corner.

I used clamps going each way until the glue dried... You really need these clamps!

I drilled a hole in the top of the frame and added this rusty screw eye. 
The screw eye was actually attached to this board when I found it on the beach.

I added a picture of my in-laws 
circa 1959 with a heavy cardboard backing.

It's a very old picture with some awesome 
color distortions.



  1. What a great frame you made. And, that picture is just beautiful.

  2. What a beautiful frame! We have those clamps and now it's hard to imagine a project without them. Great build.

  3. Great job on the frame--it's perfect for your photo!

  4. That looks great, Susan! The picture is perfect for it, too.

  5. Your ability to use what you find on your walks on the beach is amazing! One great project after another!!

  6. Awesome!!! Love the natural rustic look of this frame and picture. I use to make picture frames (not from scratch) out of this type of wood back in the 60's! Everything comes back.


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