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How to Frame a Big Poster Cheap

Framing a big poster helps keep it safe from deterioration or damage over time. Also, it can add a more formal touch to your decorative item than simply pinning or taping it to a wall would. If you follow these easy steps, soon you will have a perfectly framed big poster hanging on your wall.

Materials Needed

  • Big Poster
  • Two 1 by 2 boards
  • 1 ½ inch wood screws
  • Countersink drill bit (optional)
  • Wood filler (optional)
  • Stain or paint
  • Staple gun
  • ¼ inch staples
  • Sawtooth picture hanger

Framing a Poster

Make sure to wear safety gear when woodworking. Begin by measuring the poster. If your frame size is 34 by 22 by ¼, subtract 1 inch from every dimension to know the interior frame size.

Choose which way you like your 1 by 2’s to face out from your wall. Add 1 ½ inch to the longer sides this is to cover the ends of the shortboard. In case you are making your frame with the broader side facing out, you will need to put in three-inch instead.

Cut two pieces for every length. You can have this done at your home improvement shop if you do not own a saw.  You can utilize a countersink drill bit to pre-drill the holes if you like to hide the screw heads. Or else regular pre-drilled holes are OK. Drill two on every end of the long pieces.

Assemble the frame. Ensure the edges are flush and the corners are square. You can make use of clamps to hold the frame in place while joining pieces together.

Hide the seams and screws to make your poster frame seemed like one solid piece. Utilize wood filler to cover up gaps and holes. Sand everything to make it smooth. This step is optional, most essentially if you are staining the frame.

Eliminate any sanding dust from the frame, then stain or paint. Prop up the corners this allows you to paint or stain all the way to the corner.

When the stain or paint is dry, turn the frame over. Therefore the back is facing up. Next, lay the poster upside down on the poster frame, utilizing tape in order to stay it in place. Staple the perimeter with ¼ inch staples.

Fasten sawtooth picture hanger to the peak, and hang it on your wall. And that’s it. You now have a stunning and creative poster frame.

 

 

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