This is a great beginner woodworking project showing you how to make a float frame for artwork without using a table saw. I used .5 inch x 1.5″ standard material to make this frame and you can find it any any home store. I used Poplar, which is a good wood to use for painted projects. For tools, you’ll need an inexpensive chop saw and an 18 gauge nail gun with a compressor, hose and nails that can be bought as a kit. Both the chop saw and nail gun are great basic tools to have in the shop and they come in handy in a lot of projects.