1/4” birch plywood.
1/2” x 1/4” mahogany (for the frame)
glue (loctite Go2)
spray adhesive or glue stick
picture hanging hardware
sand paper (320 grit)
SE Johnson Paste Wax
Fancy power tools are nice, but most of the steps in this project can be completed using a scroll saw and a cheap drill. The tools listed above were used while shooting the video.
Step by step:
Great, the backer boards might be dry enough to glue up. Cover the back of the scrolled piece with glue, stick it to the backer board and clamp them together. You know, masking tape would probably work just as well as a set of clamps.
While that dries let’s rip up some frame material. Mahogany was used in our project. I recommend using a wood the contrasts with the plywood that you have. Rip the wood to 1/2” x 1/4”. Be very careful when cutting small pieces on the table saw. A zero clearance insert would be useful for this job. I used a few strips of masking tape, which made a quick zero clearance insert.
Time for the frame. The best way (I found) to attach/glue the frame to the wood. Place a strip of tape on each edge and lay the piece face down. Run a bead of glue across the trim pieces and tape them to the plywood. Repeat this step for all 4 sides and we are nearly finished.
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