Build window frame as a wall decoration yourself

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Window offers a view to the outside and into the world. They do not always have to be real for that. Like to be as well old window frames as a wall decoration hung up and decorated with pictures or accessories.

But if you can not find a suitable window frame or need an individual solution, feel free to contact us Make window frames as wall decoration yourself.

We show you step by step how you can build such a window frame yourself and how it can work in different versions. Whether you have the Window frame then as a shelf for perfumes on the wall hang, he stands with a white background on the dresser or with a great wallpaper as a wall decoration serves, is entirely up to you.

As a background image, you are welcome to use your own or even small photos in the window openings Fasten. Capture your own creation in a picture and we'll be happy to include it in our suggestions.

Material requirements and required tools

Material requirements:

designationquantityDimensions (length)
Footboard (23 x 74 mm)1400 mm
Sidebar (17 x 38 mm)2327 mm
Cross bar (17 x 38 mm)2366 mm
Webs (17 x 38 mm)2293 mm
Back wall (3 mm)1400 x 350 mm
Adhesive film (optional)400 x 350 mm
Stain, glaze, color (optional)Rustic effect stain
wood glue

Initial dimension for our self-made window frame was an existing one Board made of laminated wood, which corresponded to our wishes.

Therefore, this glulam board was as Reference point for the measure decrease used. Application finds it in the example, however, not as a simple rear wall thinner and cheaper is.

Even if we have specified all the dimensions for the cut, you can after our Building instructions Build your own window yourself.

To determine the size, you may want to use a bottom (pressboard) from an old drawer or one matching piece of leftover material from the hardware store, In the step Measure and Cut we show you how to determine the dimensions for the cutting. They are therefore not bound by our specifications.

Needed tools:

  • Crosscut and miter saw (alternative saw possible)
  • Grinding tool (orbital sander, eccentric sander, delta sander...)
  • Brush for paint, glaze or stain
  • clamps

Step 1: Measure and cut

Determining the length of the toe board: Place the wider footplate under your planned back wall, transfer the length and shorten the footplate to the dimension you have drawn or measured. Alternative: Width of the back wall

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1. Determine footboard length

Measuring sidebar: Now position the footplate on the back wall and measure the remaining rear wall. This results in the length of the sidebars. Alternative: height of the back wall - board thickness of the footboard.

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2. Measure sidebar

Measure the crossbar: Place the sidebars in their position and measure the clearance for the crossbars. Alternative: Width of the back wall - 2x thickness of the sidebar

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3. Measure the crossbar

Measure webs: In order to determine the dimension of the webs, the foot board and the two transverse strips are placed one above the other on the back wall and the remaining dimensions are determined. Dividing this measure by two gives the length of the bars. Alternative: (back height - thickness of the footboard - 2x thickness of the cross bars) / 2

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4. Measure webs

Step 2: Sanding all strips

Are all strips and that Chopped footboard and sees the test setup as desired, the Molded strips become.

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Tense strips when grinding

As bought Profilholz rarely at 100% right angleg is, it is recommended that the Last with each other with screw clamps to tense. So all stand upright exactly and if the narrow side of the profile is not at right angles, it is automatically straightened during grinding. This facilitates the gluing later.

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Grind all strips evenly

Now sand both sides as evenly as possible, To do this, lay the sanding unit flat with the entire surface and avoid having to work on specific parts. The more evenly you remove the entire surface, the better the strips will rise later and stand straight.

Step 3: Mark glue surfaces

If later a color design, the must Window frame assembled without back wall become.

That happens only with Glue and without screwsbecause they could easily move the bars. Before gluing it is advisable the to identify later contact surfacesto simplify alignment.

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Align window frame exactly

To mark the contact surfaces of the Window frame constructed and aligned exactly, Now lightly mark with a pencil where glue is needed. With a stop angle, the markings can then be clearly marked as dashes.

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Mark required glue spots

Tip: Use for gluing Classik wood glue and no express glue. Classik wood glue takes longer to dry, but gives you the opportunity Align the surfaces exactlyn. But even with Classik glue you should hurry, because the adhesive surfaces put on quickly.

Step 4: Glue the strips to the window frame

Start by gluing with the inner cross and the upper jetty.

Put this on the upper crossbar and then the lower one on it. In the next step, the Used sidebarst and the lower bridge glued on, Last but not least foot board his place.

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Apply wood glue to the marked areas

Do it all again exactly and then tense the window frame with screw clamps.

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After aligning, stretch well and allow to dry

After drying Inaccurate impacts can be ground again and the window frames are already being used. Sample images for use without further editing are at the bottom of the page.

Step 5: Using a Back Panel with Picture

Who wants to give the self-made window frame a real look, can one Back wall with picture use.

Suitable for this are photos, motif wallpaper or even computer printouts. We searched for a motif from the internet and distributed it to images in order to use an A4 color printer.

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Apply spray adhesive evenly

Although the image used is subject to the license "CC0 Public Domain" and requires no naming, but we find it fairer to give the author the honor he has earned with the great work: author 2221709 on pixabay.com

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Inaccurate impacts are covered

Gluing the back wall is done with Spray adhesive applied evenly to the surface becomes.

Then the individual pictures can be glued on. If that does not work out that well, that does not matter. Small gaps are covered later with the stripst.

Step 6: Make a white back with adhesive tape and stain the frame

If you want a neutral background, you can To do so, also the back wall.

We just turned it over and went with it Adhesive foil for a white background taken care of. If necessary, the rear wall can be turned around and adapted to your own wishes.

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Roll the adhesive film evenly, but do not pull.

The cut of the adhesive film can be made quite generous, since the Slightly cut off the supernatant with a craft knifen lets.

Important when laying the film is, however, to free the back wall of every little crumb. This would otherwise not smoothly leave the adhesive film on, which will be seen clearly later.

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Pickling makes the wood look more natural.

For a better contrast, the window frame was then stained a bit darker, so it looks more natural. If you like, you can also keep the frame in the typical white and use a light blue (sky blue) adhesive film.

Examples: self-made window frames in a different design

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Without back wall standing on a cabinet

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Without back wall as shelf on the wall

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Stained and with a picture as the back wall

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Stained and with white back wall (adhesive film)

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