Build this beautiful DIY Chunky Wooden Frame to fit any canvas, sign, or picture in your home!
Custom frames can be really expensive…UNLESS you build your own. Today, I went with this easy DIY Chunky Wooden Frame for my Faux Metal Patina canvases. I love designing the perfect frame for my projects.
You can make really detailed designs using moldings. Or simple, beautiful designs with clean cut boards. Try mixing stained, painted, or raw woods. Pick thin or thick frames to fit the style. You can really use your imagination here.
The clean lines and light color frame the dark colored canvases well. I didn’t want anything to clash too much with the faux metal. BUT, I was loving the natural cedar in the beginning.
It was just a bit too much texture and detail with the canvases I wanted to frame though. I’ll have to remember to use cedar to frame something soon.
You can see a few more DIY frame ideas in my Simple DIY Wood Frame for Canvas Art, DIY Scrap Wood Wall Art and my Farmhouse Style Star Wars Subway Art projects. You can even get an idea of how molding can be added by checking out the top of my DIY Twin Upholstered Headboard Build.
Those are just the tip of the ‘DIY frame’ iceberg though. So, let your imagination run wild. And don’t forget to tag me on IG or share your design with my ‘Learn to DIY & Craft’ Facebook Group. I’d love to see what you come up with!
Now, let’s get to the DIY Chunky Wooden Frame. You’ll love how easy it is! And be sure to see more DIY Frame Ideas from some of my very creative blogger friends. I have links to their projects at the end of this post. 🙂
The length you’ll need will depend on what you’re framing. I used 1×3 lumber for the inside square, 1×2 lumber for the outside square and a thin plywood (about 1/8″ thick) across the back.
You’ll also need wood glue, wood filler, and whichever paint and/or stains you’d like.
Easy DIY Chunky Wooden Frame – Build Steps
Before assembling this DIY Chunky Wooden Frame, cut your lumber for the inside 1×3 square and sand with 150-grit, or similar paper. Do not cut your 1×2 lumber until the inside square is assembled. You’ll want to use that finished square to get the exact measurements for the outside 1×2 framing.
A close look at the assembled frame. The inside cedar square has a light whitewash with a cream paint. It looks beautiful as is, but didn’t quite work with the canvases.
ALSO, I sanded down the corners on the 1×3’s because I like that detail on stained wood. But, when painting, you might want to keep clean lines and sharp edges for a smooth finish. Caulking the joint between the 1×3 and 1×2 is another option for cleaner lines.
Looking for more cute and crafty decor? Check out this DIY Scrap Wood Wall Art Tutorial.
I love this Easy DIY Rust Paint Effect too. Update old decor and furniture into something unique and beautiful!
Here’s how to make Chunky DIY Wooden Drawer Pulls with Dowels and 2×2 blocks.
Get the perfect rustic look for a table top with this DIY Scrap Wood Table Top tutorial.
OR try this Easy Wood Slice Wall Hook DIY.
So glad you stopped by to see this Easy DIY Chunky Wooden Frame. I hope you get a chance to check out more fun DIY Frame Ideas from my blogger friends below.
Feeling inspired? Get out there and make your own Easy DIY Chunky Wooden Frame. Have fun and let me know if you have questions. Don’t forget to sign up for the Abbotts At Home email newsletter to get DIY, Remodeling, and Crafty ideas in your inbox.