- Prime 1x2 boards (enough to frame your canvas) - miter saw - wood glue - nail gun - stain - playing cards
Cut your boards with the miter saw. Miter the edges and add 1" to the height and width to make the "floating" look.
Attach the trimmed pieces together to make a frame. Use wood glue, nails, and your squares. Attach a stretcher going the width of the frame. Your canvas will attach to this.
Lay the canvas in the frame you just made. Add equal playing cards all around the canvas to center it on all sides. Mine was 12 cards each. Nail the canvas to the frame.
Choose your favorite stain for the frame. I chose Rustoleum's Flagstone.