Fender Washers for Mounting Pictures
I enjoy making picture frames but always found it a pain to use tacks or staples to hold the picture in place. Plus tacks and staples are hard to remove when you want to change the picture. That's why I developed this method for holding the picture, glass, matting, and backing board in the frame. I use 1-in.-diameter fender washers and #6 by 3/8-in. pan head screws. I drill the recess for the washer with a Forstner bit and make the recess deep enough so the washer will bear against the backing board to hold everything snug.
This story originally appeared in American Woodworker January 2004, issue #105.