He put the puzzle together on a piece of plywood that was larger than the puzzle. No photo for this. Sorry. I told you this is my first tutorial. I'll try to do better next time.
Here are a few of the tools used for the project.
After he put the puzzle together I brushed a layer of Mod Podge all over it with a soft brush. Then I carefully scraped off the excess with a putty knife. The next day I put another thin layer of Modge Podge on it in the same manner. This holds the puzzle pieces together.
After the 2 layers were dry we carefully slipped a mat board the same size of the puzzle under it.
Using 1 x 4 white pine my husband made a frame for the puzzle. He ripped the wood pieces to1 3/4 inches wide. He then cut out 1/4 inch by 1/4 inch inside the edges to inlay the picture. He cut a pattern in the outside of the frame material with a router, then cut it into four pieces the lengths and widths of the picture. He cut the corners forty five degrees.
He used 4 penny nails and wood glue to hold the corners together. He laid the frame on a piece of cardboard from a flattened box and stained it with wood stain. When it was finished we placed the puzzle and mat board into the frame and used staples to hold it in place. Then we put a screw eye about a third of the way down from the top on each side of the frame on the back, twisted the ends of the picture wire through one of them and twisted the wire to secure it. We put the other end through the other screw eye, pulled it taut, twisted the wire end and the picture was ready to hang.
I would like to say that it’s hanging on our wall, but it was not to be. There’s a Native American young man who works at the golf course where my husband plays golf. DH thinks highly of him and wanted to give the picture to him if he wanted it. Unfortunately for me, he loved it BIG TIME! It’s now hanging on his wall I presume. Now I’m trying to find another puzzle like it for me.