Terry Sullivan generally makes his own frames from recycled timber. This batch was formerly used as a deck, a prop for a TV series.
Here are Terry’s steps for making his own frames.
Stage 1. I cut the boards into pieces and, on a table saw, I form the rebates. These are all then sanded down and mitred to the frame sizes required.
Stage 2. I assemble the frames using glue and mitred blocks, a simple tried and tested method. Once dry the corners a pinned for strength and filled to take out any holes etc.
Stage 3. Once sanded I apply a primer coat. This shot shows a batch of frames, it’s a simpler to do several at once.
Stage 4. The final coats of paint are applied and hung up above where I work. I generally apply 2 coats and a polyurethane sealer.
Stage 5. The final result is simple and effective.
For watercolours the glazing comes from recycled windows and double glazed units which take ages to prepare but is worth it to save it all being dumped.