After some more planning, I decided to have another go at making a picture frame.
Not sure, all I have is oak (scraps up to 3/4in x 5in x 12in), cherry (1/4in x 8in x 24in), and beech (3/16in x 8in x 24in). None of them will really contrast with the oak.
Pocket holes, just glue, forstner hole and dowel.
Here is progress photo one (cut, glued):