Both large and small woodworking projects use two-by-fours to create a frame. Joining wood frames is necessary to complete projects and have a guide for finishing carpentry projects. When properly assembled, the frame will be sturdy and add strength to the overall design. Although most projects follow the same basic process, variations exist if you desire a special style of joint for your wood frame.
Things You'll Need
- Miter box
Place one end of wood at a right angle against the other. This is a box joint. Place a nail against the wood and hammer it into the other, connecting the joint.
Create a butt joint by placing the end of one piece of wood at any place along the second piece. Connect the two boards by hammer nails into the two boards.
Use a miter joint by cutting 45-degree angles on each piece of wood. Place each piece of wood into a miter box. Cut one piece at a left 45-degree angle and the other at a right 45-degree angle. Connect by hammering nails into the wood directly through the miter joint.
Tips & Warnings
- Using screws instead of nails can sometimes create a stronger wood frame than nails. Screws have fewer tendencies to loosen or shift over time.
- "The Big Book of Home How-To"; Meredith Books; 2003
- Photo Credit wood frame image by Pavel Losevsky from Fotolia.com
How to Make a Wood Picture Frame
After you’ve completed a painting on canvas, the next step is to frame and hang your artwork -- or frame it and...
How to Miter a Picture Frame
Picture frames fit together with tight, mitered angles look better and hold up longer than other frames. For larger, bulky frames, mitered...
How to Cut 45-Degree Angle Baseboards With a Handsaw
A 45-degree miter cut placed on a piece of baseboard trim needs to be cut precisely to ensure a professional finish to...
How to Join Picture Frames
Whether you want to place them on a table or hang them on the wall, grouping framed pictures as one unit, can...
How to Join Round Wood Posts at a 90 Degree Angle
Being able to join two pieces of material at a 90-degree angle is an essential construction skill. To make the joint between...
How to Join Wood Boards
One method of joining wood boards together is by using the butt joint. With modern wood glue, the butt joint is just...
How to Measure & Cut 45 Degree Angles With a Table Saw
Most table saws come with a way to change the blade angle. You can change the blade angle then to 45 degrees...
How to Join Gutters at 45 Degrees
Installing gutters is a simple process involving cutting and fastening aluminum shafts to fit the contours of a home or building. Shaping...