Raw But Refined
Homespun framing. BY MATT MARANIAN
Some scrap plywood and a sheet of Plexiglas fitted
with a few cents’ worth of hardware is all it takes to
get those must-frame items out of your drawers and
onto your walls. This framing project can be built to suit, but
for the sake of a starting point, I’ve sized the frame to accom-
modate an 8"× 8" block print.
Photograph by Matt Maranian
A note on materials: I like fir plywood because it’s cheap
and tends to bear the most exaggerated grain; 1" Plexiglas
is available cut-to-size at a decent hardware store or can be
purchased precut at most framing supply shops.
Using varnish on the wood will accentuate the grain and give
it a satin finish. You may also leave the wood unfinished.