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KarenH 10-04-2013 02:48 PM

Ideas on picture frame and old door
 
I am wanting to make a picture frame out of an old window frame. I just have the wood pieces left from a large window. The wood is very old. I need ideas of how to go about making it into a frame. I would like to keep the glass from an old picture and use it. Need ideas on how to hang it also. Maybe a wire attached to back since it is going to be heavy. I also have an old interior door that I would like to use for a headboard. Need suggestions on how to hang it so it doesn't fall and break. Have old window frames I am going to put black and white photos on the glass panes. Any suggestions or ideas on how to do all of this is appreciated. Thanks :)

TrailerParadise 10-04-2013 03:40 PM

with the door for a headboard, you could use 2.5" screws and put them right through the supports of the door, like around the edges, into the studs. Or you could attach pieces of 2x4 to the bottom edge and screw through the 2x4s into the wall studs.
To put the pictures on the window frame you could always use double sided tape to stick it to the glass, that way the pictures are interchangeable.

KarenH 10-04-2013 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by TrailerParadise
with the door for a headboard, you could use 2.5" screws and put them right through the supports of the door, like around the edges, into the studs. Or you could attach pieces of 2x4 to the bottom edge and screw through the 2x4s into the wall studs. To put the pictures on the window frame you could always use double sided tape to stick it to the glass, that way the pictures are interchangeable.

Great ideas! Thank you!

RoyalAcresRod 10-04-2013 05:54 PM

Do you want to attach the door to the wall, or the bed? If the bed, you could use steel struts...L shaped. Screw the struts to the door, then bolt the bottom of the struts to the bed frame.

gma2rjc 10-04-2013 11:09 PM

I hope you'll post pictures when you're all done Karen. About 3 or 4 summers ago I bought 3 large (6 pane) barn windows that were from a barn built in about 1889. I cleaned them up really good and just have to get pictures developed to put behind the panes of glass and I'm going to hang them on the wall.

Here is a link to the thread I started about them...

http://www.craftforum.com/f15/barn-w...e-frames-2943/

You've inspired me to get back to work on them.

Barb

KarenH 10-05-2013 07:27 AM

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Originally Posted by RoyalAcresRod
Do you want to attach the door to the wall, or the bed? If the bed, you could use steel struts...L shaped. Screw the struts to the door, then bolt the bottom of the struts to the bed frame.

I'm thinking I would like to hang on the wall. If I attach to bed I would need to come up with a way to raise the door so it would be at a high headboard level. I have a pillow top mattress that is extra thick on the bed. Thanks for the idea. I'll keep that in mind. :)

KarenH 10-05-2013 07:30 AM

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Originally Posted by gma2rjc
I hope you'll post pictures when you're all done Karen. About 3 or 4 summers ago I bought 3 large (6 pane) barn windows that were from a barn built in about 1889. I cleaned them up really good and just have to get pictures developed to put behind the panes of glass and I'm going to hang them on the wall. Here is a link to the thread I started about them... http://www.craftforum.com/f15/barn-w...e-frames-2943/ You've inspired me to get back to work on them. Barb

Thank you so much Barb! Will post pics when completed. :)

Two Knots 10-06-2013 01:10 PM

Ok, here's an idea for the door headboard installation.
First determine how high you want it in relationship to
your bed height.
option one...
Lets say for discussion purposes you want it to start at 30" off the floor.
cut a 2 x 4's in half resulting in two 48" high pieces of wood. Finish
the 2 x 4s the same as the headboard (stain or paint)

First determine where your wall studs are-- before attaching the two
by fours...Then glue and screw the 2 x 4's to the back on the headbord.
Then screw the front of the 2 x 4's to the studs in the wall. This results
in the headboard being 1 1/2" off the wall...which would be my preference rather
than hugging the wall tighly. You can dust behind the door with
one of those fluffy dusters on a pole.

option two...
cut the 2 x 4" at 30" high...attach it with a metal plate either attached
to the back of the door or the front of the door, or a steel angles...
mount the side of the angles to each side of the 2 x 4's
then screw the bottom of the door to the top of the angle.
Either attach the 2 x 4's to the bed frame or the wall.

option three...
drill a hole in the top of the cut 2 x 4's and the bottom of the door
and drop a wood pin in the hole to hold it in place. (that's the way
bunk beds are made) Then attach the 2 x4's to the wall or the bed.

KarenH 10-06-2013 01:45 PM

All excellent ideas! Gives me something to think about. Thank you!!! :)

KarenH 10-12-2013 01:38 PM

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Ok here goes my first project on the window frames. I'm using the glass from one frame that is beyond repair and using it to make a mirror using another frame. Hope I can make it work!

Two Knots 10-12-2013 01:49 PM

Please clarify, you're using the frame posted and putting
a mirror inside?

KarenH 10-12-2013 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Two Knots
Please clarify, you're using the frame posted and putting a mirror inside?

Sorry. I get a little ahead of myself sometimes. Lol I am using the posted frame and the glass from another one. I am researching different applications for making a mirror out of the glass. Open to suggestions. :))

Two Knots 10-12-2013 02:21 PM

Found this in a quick search, I believe it's sold at
Micheals arts and crafts...be sure to print out a 40%
off coupon.

Also read the reviews.

http://www.amazon.com/Krylon-K090330...ews/B003971BAY

good luck, keep us posted...How you doing the frame,
shabby chic...just a light sanding then
wipe on a water downed white paint to freshen it up?

KarenH 10-12-2013 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Two Knots
Found this in a quick search, I believe it's sold at Micheals arts and crafts...be sure to print out a 40% off coupon. Also read the reviews. http://www.amazon.com/Krylon-K090330...ews/B003971BAY good luck, keep us posted...How you doing the frame, shabby chic...just a light sanding then wipe on a water downed white paint to freshen it up?

Thanks! I found the same product at Walmart also. Yes I plan on doing the frame shabby chic. I plan on keeping it as close to original as possible. I love the look of it as it stands now. We purchased a new vanity yesterday and I think a mirror from a window frame will compliment it perfectly!

KarenH 10-12-2013 02:52 PM

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New vanity


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