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Half-Lapped Dovetailed Picture Frame

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Blog entry by GarageWoodworks posted 703 days ago 1746 reads 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Enter the picture frame contest here:

There is still time. See the other entries!

(and NO, I am not entering my own frame – not that i’d win.)

Make a picture frame with very strong half-lapped dovetails at the corners.

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Joshuah

152 posts in 1280 days


#1 posted 703 days ago

Wow, That is a nice idea that i’m not sure I have seen before! What finish was that you were using?

-- -Joshuah

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GarageWoodworks

416 posts in 743 days


#2 posted 703 days ago

That was Minwax’s ‘Tung Oil Finish’ – a favorite of mine. Four coats.

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Brett

881 posts in 1346 days


#3 posted 702 days ago

I really like the frame and I also like the new format for the video. Very peppy and quick moving, nice job!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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GarageWoodworks

416 posts in 743 days


#4 posted 702 days ago

Thanks Brett! It’s actually easier to produce them that way so I guess it’s a win win. :)

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Marc5

304 posts in 1929 days


#5 posted 699 days ago

I used similar joinery on a couple tables I made but never thought of using it for a picture frame. Nicely done!!

-- Marc

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StumpyNubs

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#6 posted 698 days ago

Nice job! And a great video production too!

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horsch

39 posts in 1252 days


#7 posted 618 days ago

Your frame came out looking great. Can I ask how thick was your stock for this frame and how deep was the rabbet in the back?

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