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AW Extra - Get Framed! 18 Routed Picture Frames + an Ingenious Frame-Making Tip

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April 7, 2011
Today in AW Extra:

3 Routed Picture Frames

Your router table is perfect for making picture frames and these three profiles are the perfect place to start. Each one illustrates a basic technique. Use them as springboards to create your own unique frames.

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Fab Frames

Forget about cutting and fitting miter joints the next time you make a picture frame. Scrap wood, a saber saw, a router table with a fence and three common router bits are all you need to make these cool-looking picture frames.

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Make Quartersawn Picture Frame Stock

Here's how to turn ordinary 8/4 (2" thick) lumber into great-looking quartersawn picture frame stock. Quartersawn figure varies widely between species, but its appearance is almost always something special.

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Weekend Picture Frames

Creating extraordinary picture frames with ordinary router bits is an interesting challenge. Don't worry if you don’t have all of the bits used to make these 12 frames. Just substitute the bits you've got and experiment: You'll discover that a little tinkering yields amazing picture frame profiles.

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Start Planning Your Spring Projects!

The American Woodworker Bookstore has everything you need to start spring projects, from bookshelves and keepsake boxes to nesting trays and coffee tables. For just $3.99 you’ll get complete how-to instructions for an enjoyable woodworking project. Be sure to check back each week, as new projects and plans will be added throughout the spring season. Shop Now!

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