Re: building my own frames
I use a Bostitch finish nailer with 1-1/4 inch nails mainly because that is what I already own. Two nails each end of the top bar. one thorough the end into the top bar and one each end of the bottom bar into the end bar. Makes a nice sturdy frame.
If you make them yourself make sure you let the wood set and acclimatize well before assembly. I would let it do so before final cutting as well.
Everything gets darker, as it goes to where there is less light. Darrel Tank (5PM drawing instructor)