Tips & Tricks for Framing Wooden Puzzles

Think about the most recent time you finished a wooden puzzle… At the end of a long puzzling session, fitting in that last piece is the ultimate sense of accomplishment. That being said, there’s no doubt that it’s difficult to part ways with your impressive piece of art.

Instead of disassembling and shelving away your hard work, why not place it on display? Framing is possible even with hundreds of thick wooden puzzle pieces. Follow these instructions to frame your latest puzzle creation!

Here are the materials you’ll need:


  1. Choose a Surface: Assemble your puzzle on a sturdy surface such as a foam board. This will ensure easy movement once it’s time to flip the puzzle and frame.
  2. Smooth: Make sure your puzzle is smooth and that all pieces are arranged neatly before permanently gluing.
  3. Glue: Apply a clear drying glue to the front side of the puzzle. Use a spreader tool to evenly distribute the glue in between the pieces. Be careful about using too much glue; this might cause the puzzle to fold and curl.
  4. Dry: Let the puzzle sit overnight before framing. Moving the puzzle too early may cause breakage.
  5. Frame: Select a frame with the proper dimensions. Consider a frame that is a bit larger than the puzzle to account for the thick wooden pieces. Wipe the glass cover to remove any dust. It is best to keep the frame out of moisture and sun exposure.

Preserve your magical wooden puzzles with these practical steps.

Let us know in the comments about any of your DIY framing experiences!

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