Tools for Making Picture Frames


Picture frames can be made from a variety of materials, a popular one being wood. There are several tools required to make a frame out of wood. These tools can help you make a frame out of any type of wood, and can be adapted to help make frames of other materials.


A saw is needed to cut the wood. Any type of saw, from an electric saw to a small hand saw can be used. Different saws may be needed for different types of wood.

Wood Glue

Wood glue is needed to help bind the corners of the frame. While you may want to use other materials to permanently hold the corners, wood glue can help fill in the cracks and create a tight bond.

Screws or Nails

Screws or nails may be used in several areas of frame construction. They can be used to help create a stronger hold on corners. They can also be used to attach the stand to the back of the frame.


A ruler is an important tool when constructing a frame; it is used to determine frame size and create straight edges.

Wall Mount

Some type of wall mount, whether a hook or piece of edged metal, is needed if the frame will be hung on the wall. This is attached to the back of the frame.

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