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Make a Floating Acrylic Frame

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  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Floating Acrylic Frame - Step 1
    Step 1

    Grab your 2 sheets of acrylic. I got mine at the hardware store and the size worked perfectly so no cutting required.

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Floating Acrylic Frame - Step 2
    Step 2

    Keeping your two sheets aligned, tape the edges with painters tape. This will also prevent scratches when you drill... slowly drill a hole through both sheets of acrylic.

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Floating Acrylic Frame - Step 3
    Step 3

    These simple pieces of hardware are all you need (x4): cap nuts, nuts, and lag bolts.

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Floating Acrylic Frame - Step 4
    Step 4

    The extra nut makes sure that the cap nut and the lag bolt tightly pinch the two pieces of acrylic together.

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Floating Acrylic Frame - Step 5
    Step 5

    To hang, wrap some picture wire around the back two lag bolts on the back of your floating frame... if you don't care for the visual wire, you can make 2 smaller loops (separate) and wrap these individually around the back lag nuts.

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