DIY Engineered Print with Wood Frame
Let me just say that a DIY engineered print with wood frame is super affordable and easy. I went to a friend’s house for a birthday several months back and she had the cutest, huge might I add, picture of her three little boys on the wall. After seeing it, I knew that I must copy her and get me one. I have a pretty large empty wall in my living room that needed a big picture because furniture wouldn’t work. I also had the perfect picture in mind. While we were in Turks and Caicos this past summer a lady from Ashville, North Carolina took this picture for us – with my IPhone. This picture has been one of my favorites since. It represents us and our favorite place on earth – Turks and Caicos.
Anyway, after seeing hers I went to Pinterest as we all do for ideas. I searched engineered prints online and came across Parabo. My husband can pretty much build anything so I went ahead and ordered the print. It came very quickly…like within 5 days if I remember correctly. Once my husband had the print in hand, he made the frame. I will say that I wouldn’t make the frame after you have your print. We pretty much built the frame to the print. I have included some measurements below, but I would still wait to have the print in hand before building to make sure everything lines up.
- 1 – 16 ft 1×6
- 4×4 1/4 inch plywood
- 2 – 8ft 1×2
- Kregg Jig
- 12 1 1/2 pocket hole screws
- Miter saw to cut
- Double stick tape
- Minwax Dark Walnut stain
- Engineered Print from Parabo
First, you will cut 1 ft of plywood to make it 3×4 to match the print. Next, cut the 1×6 into four pieces. We had 2 34″ pieces and 2 46″ pieces. You will use the kregg jig to drill 3 holes in each end of every board. Then, you will place together and screw in with pocket hole screws. You will border the frame with the 1×2 pieces. Lastly, you will use the double sided tape to attach the engineered print to the plywood. I did mine in sections and made sure each area was smooth before taping it down. Lastly, you will use either stables or screws to put the plywood/picture to the frame. We used staples.
You will want to stain the frame BEFORE you add the picture. We stained ours one day and let it dry over now. Then, we attached the picture/plywood the next day.
I will say that you need some knowledge in woodworking to complete this task. Thankfully, my husband did the building and I did the staining and attaching the print to the plywood.
As I mentioned above, this DIY engineered print with wood frame is super easy (if you have wood working knowledge) and is super affordable. Also, I wanted to confirm that the idea for the frame came from Pinterest and is not something we designed on our own.