How to Make Wood Puzzle Frames

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Many people like working with puzzles and after all their hard work, they are reluctant to just put the puzzle back in the box. So what to do with that puzzle? Why not make a frame and display it as a picture. Because puzzles are not standard sizes for picture frames you have to make your own, but with a little time and patience, this is moderately easy to do. You can even customize the frame to match the picture with a little imagination.

Things You'll Need

  • Molding of your choice
  • Masonite board
  • Miter box
  • Industrial glue
  • Finishing nails
  • Puzzle glue

Brush puzzle glue over the entire puzzle and let it dry.

Measure the puzzle sides.

Cut four pieces of molding to fit the puzzle sides mitering the corners.

Using industrial glue and finishing nails, connect the four pieces of molding into a frame.

Using the frame as a template, cut the Masonite board to use as your backing.

Glue the puzzle to the Masonite board.

Glue the frame to the Masonite board.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can use the frame on the outside of the Masonite board or mount the Masonite board inside the frame.
  • Laying aluminum foil or plastic on your puzzle board before assembling the puzzle can keep the puzzle from sticking to the puzzle board.
  • Paint the frame a complementing color to the puzzle.
  • Embellish the frame with items that fit the puzzle theme.
  • Make sure the glue is dry on the puzzle before attempting to move it.
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