Instructions. 1. First measure the painting and decide how large of a frame you’d like, and then how much of a gap that you’d like between the painting and the frame. For this type of frame, a smaller gap is better. My painting is 24″ x 30″. If you add in the width of the wood on each side (2 X .75″),
I love how these floating frames turned out and for a fraction of the cost of the standoff frames I’ve found online or in stores! The more floating frames you make the better the deal, but these are about less than $15 per frame.
Line up the wood edges so they are flush and place the braces at the base of each corner (flush against your work surface). Mark where to drill for all 4 corners. Use a small bit to drill shallow pilot holes. Be careful not to pierce through the other side.
How To Make A Fast & Easy Floating Frame. Material #1: A sawtooth hanging attachment, which I nailed into to the top of the wood frame (make sure it’s centered so your frame hangs straight). These guys are usually four for 99 cents at Michael’s, by the way. Material #2: Super glue, which I used to glue the glass to the front lip of the frame.
Flip your finished glass sheet over and place it in your 18×24 frame. (with original glass included). Both glass sheets will lay on top of each other in the frame like this. Use a hot glue gun in the four corners to hold the glass in the frame. Throw out the cardboard back that usually holds glass in place.
Drill Pilot Holes. Next you will be drilling pilot holes in the two wood pieces that overlap. Start with a bit smaller than the screw diameter, and drill all the way through. Then a larger drill bit and drill shallowly (just enough to sink your screw heads into so they don’t show).