How can I cut perfect 45* angles for frames

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  • 27524803 27524803 on Dec 11, 2017
    If you want to do it by hand... use a miter box and a small hand saw

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Dec 11, 2017
    I agree with Marty. A miter box & a hand saw are definitely the way to go if you don't want to buy an expensive table saw that will do any angle. That's really overkill for a frame. :) Wishing you the best.

  • Cindy Cindy on Dec 11, 2017
    I agree with the above comments. A miter box is the way to go. FYI, if you don't want to fuss with cutting angles, you could put straight molding on all four sides and finish corners with rosettes.

    miter saw

  • Nancy Fisher Nancy Fisher on Dec 11, 2017
    If you really want a "perfect" 45* angle, you may want to have a professional Picture Framer cut your frame. They have the expensive equipment to do it exactly. If you are not so fussy you can try using a chop saw which is what carpenters use do do trim work. A miter/box saw will also cut it, but it won't be perfect.

  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Dec 12, 2017
    Use a small miter box. You can purchase at any place they sell hardware.