All About Picture Framing : How to Do the Second Mat of a Double-Mat Picture Frame
All About Picture Framing : How to Do the Second Mat of a Double-Mat Picture Frame

On behalf of Expert Village, I am Debbie Reeves
at John’s Design Center and I am here to tell you about custom picture framing. Now, I want
to put the second mat on and use a double mat. So, what I do is, I take my mat here.
I turn it upside down; this is my bottom mat. I put it upside down and I take my pencil,
and again, we determined that we were going to use a quarter of an inch. I want to make
sure that these are going to go back exactly the way I cut them, so I make a little mark
on both of them. I’m using a little quarter inch spacer. I’m putting that right in the
opening and now, I can mark so that when I cut this second mat, it’s going to fit underneath
the top mat absolutely perfectly. So, you don’t have to worry about if both outside
edges were perfect, because you are going to know that the inside was perfect. So, now
we have the same little marks as we had before. We are going to come back here to the mat
cutter and we are going to cut this exactly like we cut the single mat; eighth of an inch
past on both sides. So, it’s pretty easy to do the second mat. Cut all four sides. As
you can see, I’m using my hand to stop my cutter. It’s just sitting back here waiting
and when it comes, it just stops. And again, this one happened to fall right out, so I
didn’t have to use a razor blade. Now, I look on the back to see my little mark. Look on
the back here, and there’s my little mark, so that these mats are going to go together
exactly how I laid them out. So then I use this tape; this is a double stick tape. What
I’m going to do is I’m going to just put it on this mat. This is the bottom mat. What
you do here is you just peel this little piece of paper off and it leaves the double stick
tape on the mat. This is what you are going to do to attach the two mats so that they
stay together. Again, you always want to keep your work table clean and free of debris.
You don’t want to have a whole bunch of tools and equipment on your work table. Now, I’m
going to take my top mat and I’m just going to line it up here. I will line it up here
perfectly. You don’t have to take a tape measure. Then you just bang it like that, and now,
we have the same picture but the matting is completely different. This one happens to
be a dark mat. So, again, we are going to put the little tape…two pieces of tape…on
the back and the top, turn it over, take our mat, position it. And again, we used a ready
made frame for this. Now, you have a piece that looks completely different than the first

20 thoughts on “All About Picture Framing : How to Do the Second Mat of a Double-Mat Picture Frame”

  1. Tom Bridge says:

    thank god we have a valliani…….!!!

  2. admiralwil says:

    Well I thought she was very informative!
    On a side note, "kompressorman", your comment was full of spelling and grammatical errors as well as missing punctuation! Spell Check was invented for a reason!

  3. Chillmax says:

    "Bang it together"! I'm sorry but agree with Kompressor. I'm sure you're very nice, but your techniques are awful & don't represent professional framing. 'Banging' mount card could dent or mark it, and the artwork should really be attached to an acid free backing, not the reverse of the mount. I have watched your other videos, and whilst their is a worse 'framing lady' on YT, you're right behind her. Why choose such ugly pictures to use as examples, and then vile moulding too – bizarre!

  4. moonshinepz says:

    that fitting method is all wrong. It appeas to be a professional framing shop, but the lady is demonstrating a low standard of work and the wrong materials- all the things which we have to fix for customers on a daily basis. Carry on, you are keeping us professional framers busy for years to come taking frames apart and doing the job right. Yeah, well said Kompressor

  5. thomas arundel says:

    your fired

  6. fart813 says:

    @kompressorman hey chuckles… village came to her ,not her going to expert village….i have done numerous videos for expert village………wonder why they didn't come to you….hmmmmmmmmm

  7. NaturalRights says:

    Why use a bad cat picture?

  8. dmsmhic says:

    @1961slam Why do you need an apostrophe in "critics"?

  9. wikkid61 says:

    @dmsmhic Hey, why ask why? Because boredom has a permanent home.

  10. puppypurr says:

    You are awesome.

  11. S. O. Rooney says:

    Well, maybe your techniques are not the most up-to-date or whatever everybody has been so critical about, but at least you have something up here on doing a double mat! Hard to find info on how to attach mats.Thanks, it helped me out!
     And by the way, I like the cat!

  12. satmand1 says:

    What kind of mat cutter are you using?

  13. Nannette Battista says:

    i made it too. just used woodprix instructions. just click the pig on that website :)))

  14. Laticia Cull says:

    Go to woodprix if you'd like to build it yourself.

  15. Anderson cruz says:

    This is going in my to-do list, first I have to finish this really awesome project I found in Woody Hyezmar’s Woodworking Bible, as seen on his website. Thanks for the video, bookmarked!

  16. Conner Monier says:

    Im sure you can build it too guys. Just look for WoodPrix page

  17. Cravens Boughner says:

    Check Woodprix mates. I love it to my wooden projects.

  18. Romelia Polly says:

    I know that you can get solutions for that on woodprix website. just google 'woodprix' :)))

  19. Romana Merlene says:

    Awesome solutions for wooden project is woodprix.

  20. Corns Ronald says:

    if you want to know how to do it yourself, just go to woodprix webpage. There you'll find your answers 🙂

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