Information and articles about the making of a frame.

Handy Hints

Components of A Basic Frame

An introduction to the key elements of a frame, information about each aspect and the tools used in association with them.

Choosing The Style & Quantity of Moulding For A Frame

This sheet provides the reasoning behind how to decide on the amount of moulding required to frame a mounted piece of artwork.  It also takes you through some of the considerations that should be made at the planning stage.

Cutting Mitre Joints Using A NOBEX Mitre Saw: Part 1

This is the first of two sheets showing you how to plan, mark up and cut the mitres in moulding using a saw.  This part deals with making a mitre cut (right hand side) on each of the four pieces of moulding.

Cutting Mitre Joints Using A NOBEX Mitre Saw: Part 2

This is the second of two sheets showing you how to make mitre cuts using a saw.  This part deals with the meaurement, marking up and cutting the "return" (second) mitre cut for each section of moulding.  Particular attention is given to making sure the moulding is correctly positioned in the mitre saw block and how to use the meauring system.

Using A Mitre Trimmer to Create Perfect Joints

Using a mitre trimmer along with your mitre saw enables you to create a perfect mitre: as good as the finish from a professional framer's guillotine.  This sheet should be used with the two sheets about cutting mitres with a mitre saw.

Using A Logan Studio Joiner To Create A Frame

This sheet shows you how to use a joiner to clamp and join the 4 cut sections of moulding to form a complete frame.

Cutting Mitre Joints Using A LOGAN Mitre Saw

The Logan Saw has been designed specifically with picture framing in mind.  This takes you through the process of cutting mitres in moulding, ready for joining.  Because of this saw's well designed clamps and measure system, it really becomes a simple task.

Stringing a Frame For Hanging - (members only)

There is no single method for tying a knot in picture hanging cord. The acid test is whether it will hold the weight of the framed artwork! However, a method that works (and the one demonstrated in most training sessions) is illustrated on this sheet.

Hardware For Hanging Frames

This is an information sheet featuring some of the hardware used in framing. It specifically focuses on items used to hold artwork in frames, when ordinary tab systems may not offer a solution. It also shows and describes a wide product range used when hanging artwork.


A short introduction to the terms used in framing.

Equipment Needed

What tools are required to make a frame?  
You only need very few tools to get started, but what you purchase is very important. Here is a list of tools that will help you get started at what ever level you wish to begin.

Materials Needed

What materials are needed in framing?

Just as with the tools, whilst there are only a few areas to think about, the choice within those categories is vast.  This section helps you to know a little bit more about what to look for.

Hobby, home business or full gallery its all the way with Diyframing.

What would make you want to do your own framing? DIYframing explores the different levels of framing and where you fit in.

Best Joiners & Underpinners

Although we do have some simple joining tools for working with light-weight mouldings for small frames, the tools featured below offer a range taking you from simple beginnings to professional kit.  Do remember that for very best mitre joins, you first need to have made accurate, clean mitre cuts first. 


Basics Of Framing

An overview of the Basics Of Framing Course

3D Box Framing

An overview of the 3D Box Framing Course

Conservation Framing

An overview of the Conservation Framing Course

Framing Fabrics

An overview of the Framing Fabrics Course

Adding Decorative Finishes to Frames

An overview of the Adding Decorative Finishes to Frames Course