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Posted by AWTania
on 12-06-2010

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Craftsman Frame

Picture craftsman frames are pretty easy to make, except when it comes to putting the pieces together. Getting four mitered corners perfectly cut and glued can drive you batty! This frame uses a simpler approach—the half-lap, a traditional furniture maker’s joint. It’s very easy to make on the tablesaw and resembles a much more complicated mortise-and-tenon joint.

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