Here is a pattern book for eight different shadow frames. They hold 4" x 6" photographs. They are designed to hold pictures oriented in portrait mode. If this is a popular download I will design a few in landscape mode. Let me know if you can think of more themes for the frames.
The pattern is designed to use no mechanical fasteners. The photograph is held in place by the three slats you see in the second picture. After building the prototype above I think I should have raised the top slat and lowered the bottom slat to prevent the picture from rolling in the corners. You might also consider cutting a 4" x 6" piece of black construction paper and glueing it to the back of the picture to prevent back light from showing through.
The project is designed for 1/2" wood. With a little adjustment to the pattern you could use 3/4" thick stock also.
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