Building out the back...

Kittyfaces

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I have to build out the back of a frame as it's not deep enough. Construction and finishing was a piece of cake but I want to be sure I attach it well. I bought some 4 x 1" pan head brass screws that I will screw in through predrilled, countersunk holes. I'd like to throw some wood glue in there too but I'm not sure if it will adhere to the bole that's on the back of the main frame. I tried caulking on the first one (per advice from the hardware guy) but it looked messy. Now I guess I'll have to caulk and paint the exterior.
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How do you do it?
 

Dancinbaer

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Erin,
How far out do you need to build the back of the frame?
Have you checked out Frame Tek's Rabbit Space?
Click HERE for the web page.
 

Kittyfaces

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I considered that but I have to go out a good 3/4". The main frame is a water gilded Larson (2222something)and the brown extension looks sweet.
 

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You could rough up the surface of the back of the frame with some coarse sandpaper to get the glue to stick better. Use a sanding block so the paper doesn'r wrap around the side and damage the finish. If you have a clean and consisitant seam where the build out meets the frame, I see no need to fill and finish...just part of the design.
 

Kittyfaces

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Thanks for the tips. The other frame came out awesome afterall!! I concealed the other seam with One-Time, let it dry, light sand and touched it up with the brown paint and it's PERFECT!!! The perimeter of the build out is about 1/8" smaller all around than the gold frame so now it looks killer.

One-Time rocks.
 

Dave

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Erin,

If you are able to post a picture of the finished frame.

Thanks.

Dave
 
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