Build picture frames


Build the rigid structure, most working with wood, that encloses pictures and mirrors or holds canvasses for painting.

Alternative labels

building picture frames
picture frames building
construct picture frames
assemble picture frames
build a picture frame
produce picture frames

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Build picture frames is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Frame maker: Frame makers build frames, mostly out of wood, for pictures and mirrors. They discuss the specifications with customers and build or adjust the frame accordingly. They cut, shape and join the wooden elements and treat them to obtain the desired colour and protect them from corrosion and fire. They cut and fit the glass into the frame. In some cases, they carve and decorate the frames. They may also repair, restore or reproduce older or antique frames.

Optional skill

Build picture frames is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022