DIY Molding Frame

And speaking of our office makeover:-D

I’ve been working on a gallery wall. A few years ago my grandpa moved into a smaller place and decided to down size some of his things. He had an awesome collection of frames with thick molding and I’ve been able to use the majority of them on the wall. Recently though, I decided I wanted a specific shape of frame, so I ran to Home Depot and purchased 8 feet of crown molding for our DIY molding frame…

DIY Molding Frame by The Wood Grain Cottage

It turned out beautifully! Here’s how we made it:

I bought 8 feet of stainable crown molding…

DIY Molding Frame by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then, Anthony measured and cut the corners. To get the right angle, he placed each side of the crown molding flush on the saw and cut down…

DIY Molding Frame by The Wood Grain Cottage

Don’t worry, his fingers were out of the way! :-D

This is what we were left with…

DIY Molding Frame by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once the pieces were cut…

DIY Molding Frame by The Wood Grain Cottage

We started putting the frame together. We squeezed on a bit of Gorilla Glue…

DIY Molding Frame by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then pressed the two corners together…

DIY Molding Frame by The Wood Grain Cottage

I held it while Anthony used our nail gun to secure them together. Then we flipped it over and added a few extra nails…

DIY Molding Frame by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once we had all the sides nailed together, Anthony ran a tape measure across each corner to make sure it was even in all directions…

DIY Molding Frame by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once it was finished, I stained it with Dark Walnut by Minwax and rubbed on a coat of of dark finishing wax.

Then, I just hung it up with a few nails!

DIY Molding Frame by The Wood Grain Cottage

It looks perfect with the other frames, which I’ll be sharing a little bit later once the rest of the wall is finished…

DIY Molding Frame by The Wood Grain Cottage

And I completely love how thick the frame is…

DIY Molding Frame by The Wood Grain Cottage

Now, I just need to finish up what’s going inside of it!

DIY Molding Frame by The Wood Grain Cottage

I’m already looking forward to making a few more of these frames…. the ideas are spinning! :-D

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Lovely comments so far...

  1. I love how chunky and long this frame is. Beautiful job. I’m crazy about your wreath on the wall, too! I can’t wait to see what your fill the frame with!

  2. Looks wonderful, Shayna! Can you re-explain the instructions: To get the right angle, he placed each side of the crown molding flush on the saw and cut down…. For some reason this is confusing to me… sorry!
    Thanks,
    Carol

    • Hi Carol! Sorry the directions were a bit confusing! :-D I’ll see if I can do a bit better. Since crown molding is meant to be installed on the wall and ceiling, it has two flat surfaces where it sets flush against the ceiling and wall. To cut the molding for the frame, he sat both of the “flat” sides against the saw, then cut down on the molding. So instead of laying the molding flat and cutting down, we stood it up to cut it. Does that make better sense? Let me know if that’s clear as mud! :-D

  3. Love the idea of using molding! Did you put a backing on it or just put it up to the wall?

    • THANK YOU so much, Shelly! For now, we’ve left the frame backless… that may change, but it’s working great right now! :-D

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