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Cutting rabbets
Cutting rabbets

Adam is shown here getting ready to cut a rabbet into a length of wood.

Rabbeting wood
Rabbeting wood

This photo shows a reverse angle of Adam cutting a rabbet.

Almost done...
Almost done...

Note the notch shown here on the end of the wood coming off the roller: That is the rabbet.

Reverse angle
Reverse angle

Here's another view of the rabbet in the wood.

Time to chop!
Time to chop!

Adam gets ready to chop the wood into measured legs that will form the frame.

Chopping...
Chopping...

A power miter saw does the trick!

Close up...
Close up...

Here's a closer look at the chopped wood showing a perfect 45-degree angle.

A pretty pile
A pretty pile

Here are some spent little pieces of wood from the chopping process.

Fitting
Fitting

Adam dry-fits the frame around the piece, in this case a 19th Century slate chalkboard, to make sure it fits.

Another fitting
Another fitting

Adam checks to make sure the mirror fits in the freshly cut frame.

Various lengths of wood
Various lengths of wood

Shown here are various lengths of wood reclaimed from demolitions, renovations and barns. These pieces are ready to be cut into frames.

Barn wood
Barn wood

This barn wood (from real barns in the western Pennsylvania area) has been ripped into lengths and is ready for rabbeting.

More barn wood
More barn wood

Note how the nail and worm holes in this wood will add character to the finished frame.

Our table saw
Our table saw

Adam uses a portable table saw for the ripping and rabbeting.

Close up
Close up

Here is a close view of the table saw's fence and feather boards that guide in cutting.