A flatworker I'm not. If not for woodturning I would be completely void of any knowlege of wood. But I have a question. I'm trying to make a picture frame from some fairly knotty alder. It's a simple style, the moulding I've cut is flat with a 45 degree bevel on each side, 3 1/2" wide, and it has the square corner cut out of the back to hold the picture and glass. I've cut the 45's to make a square frame and when I lay it out on a table everything looks like it's going to fit pretty nice. Now how is the best way to put it all together, glue? Do you try to glue the whole thing at once or just one corner at a time? I also have some fasteners for the corners that look like a squiggly staple type thing. Should I use them in addition to glue, instead of glue, forget about them and trust the glue? And keeping in mind that I don't have all the clamps that a real woodworker would have, is there a fairly simple way to clamp to 45 degree angles to form a 90?
Thanks in advance.