Picture Frame Clamp

This is a handy easy to make clamp for picture frames with mitered corners, I have recommended 3/4" thick material because it is easy to obtain, thicker material will give more stability for larger frames, if you go this route either use longer bolts or drill the inset holes deeper. To prevent excess glue that is squeezed out from sticking to the arms place squares of waxed paper under the corners of the frame where it contacts the arms.

Material List

  • 4 - 2" X 1/4" Carriage blots
  • 4 - 2 1/2" X 1/4" Carriage bolts
  • 5 - 1/4" Hex nuts
  • 5 - 1/4" Wing nuts
  • 10 - 1/4" Flat washers
  • 6" X 1/4" ready rod

Assembly