I love a good DIY project. My friends at Nelson Hill commercial real estate have commissioned me for a couple large-scale framing projects for wall decor in their office space. I did not design the graphic for this (though I could), but built the custom frame and installed the piece. Here's a brief summary of my process:

Rip cuts on 1x8x12 cedar planks

Rip cuts on 1x8x12 cedar planks

#20 biscuit cuts and routed edges for insetting the backing board

#20 biscuit cuts and routed edges for insetting the backing board

Flattening and adhering the graphic to a 8'x4' sheet of hardboard

Flattening and adhering the graphic to a 8'x4' sheet of hardboard

Joining, after staining the frame (I didn't take a pic of staining). You can never have enough clamps...

Joining, after staining the frame (I didn't take a pic of staining). You can never have enough clamps...

Installing the graphic/backing board into the frame

Installing the graphic/backing board into the frame

Corner braces to reinforce the frame

Corner braces to reinforce the frame

Installing the french cleat and cross braces

Installing the french cleat and cross braces

Transporting - this one is max size for my van!

Transporting - this one is max size for my van!

Hanging the other half of the French cleat was quick and rewarding - the frame was on the wall in no time!

Hanging the other half of the French cleat was quick and rewarding - the frame was on the wall in no time!

Finished

Finished