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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Got It

Found directions. Directly copied and pasted from here.

A few things first, I don't want to take credit for coming up with the idea for this frame. I actually saw it in anirahc's bio. Also, my dad is very particular about the construction of anything, even if it is going to be used once and tossed out. He is sort of a perfectionist. SOOO, that being said, the box could probably be put together a bit easier than the way he did it in the below instructions. The girl who initially made this box used tape for almost everything. Finally, if you have any questions, e-mail me at dutaski@hotmail.com.

Estimated cost (I?m not a great bargain shopper, so maybe you can do it for cheaper):

* $44 for 4 picture frames
* $3 for fabric
* $2 for poster board
* $10 for lazy susan
* $20 base and supplies:1/4 to 1/2inch thick plywood base, 8 ft. of plastic
* "L" shaped molding, staples, Velcro.

I bought four picture frames during a ? price sale at Sears. Just an FYI?.after I found these at Sears, I found a good selection at Hobby Lobby for a decent price. For downtown girls, there is an art supply store (I forget the name) on Chicago, right across the street from Paper Source, that has lots of paper, frames, whatever wedding supplies you might need.


* 4 picture frames, any size. I used 14 x 20 (or something close to that) with an 8 x 10 picture.
* Lazy Susan (ours was from target)
* A wood base
* Plastic molding shaped like an L (can be found at home depot)
* Lots of staples and staple gun (heavy duty)
* Xtra thick poster board
* Fabric (1 yard would be fine)
* Duct tape


Cut the plastic L shaped molding into 12 equal sizes. This will be used in the corners, base, and top of the box. Insert pictures in frames before assembling. Staple a bracket on the inside of 2 frames to create a corner, then the next frame until you have a square. I let the inside frame corners touch and created a indented outside corner rather than overlaping the frame edges. Cut the wood base the same size as the inside bottom edge of the assembled picture frames, so it will not be seen when you look at the disply. Insert the base into the bottom of the picture frame box and staple 4 plastic strips into where the bottom and frames meet.

For the top of the box, I used thick poster board cut to the inside edge of the frame box and ivory fabric to wrap over the board. Wrap the fabric around the board and tape to the bottom of the board. Cut a slot in the top for the cards and fabric material to the bottom. Staple the reamaining 4 plastic "L" brackets into the frames about a 1/2" from the top of the frames creating an flat edge to rest the top on. Use Velcro to attach the poster board to the plastic "L" brackets. Remove anything from the Lazy Susan until it is a flat surface and use Velcro to attach the to the base. (You could use screws as well)

I have absolutely no idea what this picture is. It was included in the pictures for the box so I added it, but I don't have a clue what it is.

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