Easy DIY Industrial Display Frame
Hello Pretty Handy Girl readers, Anika here from Anika’s DIY Life with an industrial metal and wood display frame for you to make!
Lately, I find myself drawn to the industrial style with the metal and wood combinations. A couple of weeks ago, I made this sign for my workshop using corrugated metal and I think it turned out amazing.
I loved it so much that I wanted to make something similar for my office. I came up with a simple display frame. This is a super easy and quick project. And DIY Industrial Display Frames would make a great handmade gift for anyone!
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- Corrugated metal sheet – cut to 11.5″ x 11.5″
- ¾” plywood – cut to 12″ x 12″
- [amazon_textlink asin=’B000KWKQTS’ text=’¾” Spax screws’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’prett-wp-001-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’0e9701a6-acfd-11e7-96d4-3f296134737b’]
- Stain in color of your choice (I used Early American)
- [amazon_textlink asin=’B003BXE6ZI’ text=’Mini clothespin’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’prett-wp-001-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’f894d98c-acfc-11e7-83c3-1d6e95b98e44′]
- Hot glue
- Tin snips or Jigsaw with metal cutting blade
- [amazon_textlink asin=’B01AWK1XAS’ text=’Eye protection’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’prett-wp-001-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’e1f16864-acfc-11e7-8b07-2d86581d9e35′]
Step 1 – Cut your plywood to size. Cut your corrugated metal sheet slightly smaller than the plywood board. Use tin snips or a jigsaw with a metal cutting blade. Be sure to take appropriate precautions (wear work gloves and safety glasses because the metal is really sharp.)
Step 2 – Stain the plywood in the color of your choice.
Step 3 – Attach the corrugated metal sheet to the plywood using the Spax screws. Leave ½” on each side to prevent the screws from splitting the metal. (Why Spax screws? They go through metal and wood easily without the need to pre-drill.)
Step 4 – Decide if you want the display frame in landscape or portrait orientation and attach the mini clothespin using hot glue.
I chose the portrait orientation and popped in one of my favorite quotes. The size is perfect for a 5×7 picture and I can easily switch out the quote for a picture when I want.
I hope you liked this fun DIY Industrial Display Frame. Until next time!
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