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Simple picture frame clamp holder

Making your own picture frames allows you the freedom to create custom picture frames for a home. This simple picture frame clamp holder makes the project even easier.


Over the years I have made hundreds of picture frames, whether for our workshops, for my own home, or for the website. I have come across many different ways to hold the mitred corners in place, either using strap clamps like I did with my photo frame, or using fancy home made templates - most of which are a mission to cut.

I wanted an easy way to hold the mitred corners perfectly aligned while the glue dries and came up with this very simple solution that can be done with a single offcut of timber of board. All you need is a carpenter's square or steel corner to use as a guide for cutting perfect 45-degree cut outs.

Mark the cut out and remove with a jigsaw. The lines need to be perfectly straight in order to ensure that your mitred corners are also perfect.

This method of clamping a corner only requires a single quick clamp that can be removed once the glue has dried and the corner is firmly secured together.

We use Tork Craft quick clamps for projects. The small head profile means they take up less space and you can easily make and use more than one corner clamp holder at a time.


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