DIY Floater Frames Tutorial

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sometimes all you want to complete a piece of artwork or print, either made yourself or purchased, is a nice clean and simple looking frame. Floater frames are a great way to do this but they can be quite pricey when purchased in-store. In this post I will show you have to make your own slim-style floater frames for a lot less. Once you see how simple it is, you'll want to make frames for all your pictures! Let's take a look...

To make these DIY Floater Frames there are a few things you're going to need. Some things you may already have around your house or garage/workshop, but I've laid everything out in the supply list below, along with a few links that may be helpful.

SUPPLY LIST
- Outer Corner Moulding
US LINK - https://go.magik.ly/ml/pdub/  |  CAN LINK - https://bit.ly/2Mmwoxu

- Frame (Band) Clamp
US LINK - https://amzn.to/2ZdogkO  |  CAN LINK - https://amzn.to/2NbUP01
(*this is the one I purchased, but it seems the price has gone up a couple bucks - https://bit.ly/2Z6DJDn)

- Wood Glue
- Ruler
- Pencil
- Scrap Paper or Double Sided Tape
- Deck of Cards
- Soft Drop Cloth


OTHER TOOLS
- Mitre Saw
- Drill & Drilling Bits
- Screwdriver (shape and size to fit screws)

Now that you know what you'll need, let's take a look at the video. It's always a good idea to watch the video before going out an getting any supplies you don't already have.


There you have it - that's onc way to DIY floater frames. There is another way I may show you in a future tutorial, which allows for a bolder (wider) frame, and the ability to adjust the gap around the artwork to whatever you like. For now, have fun framing EVERYTHING!

Sam