This was a fun project. We have the original deed to our land from September 8th, 1952. We were looking for something else one day and came across it. We decided it should really be framed in order to better preserve it.
It has seen better days.
It is printed on both sides…
We measured the paper and ordered two pieces of glass the same size as the paper. We then cleaned the glass and put the deed between the two pieces of glass. Jim cut four pieces of wood for the frame, mitered the corners, and routered the inside edge for the glass to fit in.
Then we hung it in our hallway.
Here is the backside.
Fun fact: This thing is HEAVY. I took it off the wall to get a picture of the back and was surprised at how heavy it was. Out of curiosity I weighed it. 7lbs 4oz. I think we should put a bigger nail in the wall to hold it up.