Okay, I have a nice big pile of ripped down mdf (3/4")
and ply (1/4"):
Next step is cutting the mdf to add the bevel. I know Greg went with the router. I am a dead man if I buy another tool, so it will be the table saw for me. I need to work on my skills.
At this point, since Lowes only had 3/4" mdf, I went with 1/4" ply for my 1"frames (all but the back wall), I am thinking I will glue the mdf and ply before assembling my frames. I was planning on miter cuts, glued, with brads. I hadn't decided whether to make the miter cuts separately for the ply and MDF, or after they are glued. I was thinking about making the miter cuts first, then gluing the strips together, then joining the corners to make the frame. With this approach I might be making a frame a night. Slow yes, but doable.
Any comments? I am open to suggestions.