I finally decided wanted to make a rustic tray, but my boards weren't long enough, so I decided on a picture frame instead.
Here's the finished product.
I'll walk you through the process,
so you can make your own frames.
I glued the boards down with some wood glue and put something heavy on top of them and let them dry over night.
I sealed the frame with a clear matte finish spray.
I found these nuts at my local home store.
They are called speed nuts.
I bought these two plastic picture frames for $2 at Wal-Mart. I assumed that they wouldn't have glass, but a plastic product since they were so inexpensive. I was kinda hoping for the plastic...but, I was surprised that they were glass....a good glass, too. The edges are sanded so there were no SHARP edges! I'm always fearful that I'll slice my finger open while cleaning the glass of a picture frame...just saying.
I did some measuring.
I used a tool that you would start a pilot hole for a screw...gave it a few taps and I was able to just twist the screw into place. Don't over tighten as you can crack the glass (lesson learned).
I selected a dowel to prop up the frame.
You may add a hanger if you'd
rather use the frame on the wall.
I keep a piece of wood to drill
holes in to see if I'm using the right size bit.
I had to be careful and not drill too deeply.
I drilled two holes so I could use the frame horizontally or vertically.
Then, I slipped in the picture behind the glass
and tightened the screws just a bit--and I was done!