Adam is shown here getting ready to cut a rabbet into a length of wood.
This photo shows a reverse angle of Adam cutting a rabbet.
Note the notch shown here on the end of the wood coming off the roller: That is the rabbet.
Here's another view of the rabbet in the wood.
Adam gets ready to chop the wood into measured legs that will form the frame.
A power miter saw does the trick!
Here's a closer look at the chopped wood showing a perfect 45-degree angle.
Here are some spent little pieces of wood from the chopping process.
Adam dry-fits the frame around the piece, in this case a 19th Century slate chalkboard, to make sure it fits.
Adam checks to make sure the mirror fits in the freshly cut frame.
Shown here are various lengths of wood reclaimed from demolitions, renovations and barns. These pieces are ready to be cut into frames.
This barn wood (from real barns in the western Pennsylvania area) has been ripped into lengths and is ready for rabbeting.
Note how the nail and worm holes in this wood will add character to the finished frame.
Adam uses a portable table saw for the ripping and rabbeting.
Here is a close view of the table saw's fence and feather boards that guide in cutting.