How to Make a Picture Frame Stand


Picture frames are used to display our most cherished memories, from wedding photos to family portraits to shots of our favorite vacation spots. While some frames don't come with a stand, it’s fairly easy to create your own in a matter of minutes using a few simple materials that can be purchased at any home improvement store. This way, you can quickly turn a wall-mounted frame into something that will sit on almost any flat surface.

Things You'll Need

  • Wooden frame (at least 1 inch wide and 2 inches thick)
  • 3/8-inch dowel rod
  • Electric drill
  • 3/8-inch rabbeting bit
  • Saw
  • Remove the glass and contents from the frame.

  • Attach the rabbeting bit to the electric drill.

  • Drill a 3/8-inch rabbet into the back of the picture frame about a 1/2 inch deep. The rabbet should be in the center at the bottom of the frame. Make sure there is at least 1/4 inch of frame all around the rabbet.

  • Saw the dowel rod down to 3 inches long.

  • Insert the dowel rod into the rabbet.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you have a thin or metal frame, use hot glue to attach the dowel rod to the back panel.
  • Paint or stain the dowel rod the color of the frame to help it blend in.
  • Always wear safety equipment such as goggles and gloves when using electric drills and saws.

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