I love this DIY geometric frame I made!!! But I'll admit: it's not the easiest to create. It includes a lot of angles, which will require a miter saw. But if you have the required tools, you can definitely create this beautiful piece for your home!
- Miter Saw
- Carpenter Square
- Staining Rag
- Wood Glue
- Nail Gun (optional)
- (2) 5/8" x 8' Wood Lattice Moulding
(2) 18" at 90 degree
(2) 16" at 90 degree
(4) 11.25" at 45 degrees
(4) 5" one side 90 degrees, one with two 45 degree cuts to create arrow
(2) 9.25" at 45 degrees
(2) 7" at 45 degrees
Begin by measuring and cutting the 4 outer pieces (18", 16"). These will have straight 90 degree cuts. Lay them on the ground in the shape of the frame. The 2 longer pieces will be on the top and bottom. The shorter pieces will fit inside and flush to the edges of the longer ones (see photo).
Then measure and cut (4) pieces at 11.25". If it's easier, you can cut the edges straight at 90 degrees to begin. Then, from the outer corners on each end, measure using your carpenter square and cut inwards at 45 degrees.
Next, cut (4) pieces at 5". Again, cut the edges straight to begin. It makes it easier! On only one end of each piece, measure and find the center of the wood and mark it with a small dot. Then measure from the dot inwards to the outer edge of the wood - 45 degrees on either side of the dot - to create the arrow. Make the cuts.
Finally, cut the last pieces. You will need (2) at 9.25" and (2) at 7". Cut the edges straight across, then measure inwards on each end and cut at 45 degrees.
Take all of your pieces and lay them out on the floor with your frame. This will give you a great visual of what you are creating! You may need to trim and adjust pieces as needed.
The rest is easy! Sand each piece's edge. Then stain or paint in the color of your choice! You'll want to stain the top, left, and right edges of each piece. Don't bother with the bottom - it will be against the wall. Allow everything to dry for 24 hours.
Once your pieces are dry, it's time to attach the pieces and create the frame! I used a small amount of wood glue to connect each piece. I added a dot of glue to each inside cut, spread it with my finger, then pressed the pieces together. I continued to do this until the frame was complete. You will also need to allow time for this to dry - at least an hour. If you wish, you can also reinforce with these connections with brad nails.
Once it's dry, you are ready to hang!!! I hung the frame over 2 level nails on the wall. The frame is very lightweight so you won't need large nails. To complete the piece, you can add a wreath to the center, a family photo, or a family initial. The possibilities are endless! And now you have a gorgeous handmade frame for your home!