Hi Matt (@mattmcgrane),
Thanks, I used a shooting board, but no splines, just glue & finishing nails. The back board holding the canvas is also nailed to the back of the frame, so it’s holding it together as well.
The miters did come out decent for my first try.
Short story is that I dropped one of the side pieces 2x on different occasions, landing on the same end, so I had to shorten the sides twice to correct the dents. Got some practice with the miters. But they are not as sharp as I had hoped. I filled in a bit on that edge, just so I could use the piece and not lose more of the space between frame and canvas.
I have other canvasses to frame, so I’ll try the splines then.
Marilyn - Lehigh Valley, Eastern Pennsylvania - USA