Half-Lapped Dovetailed Picture Frame

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Blog entry by GarageWoodworks posted 08-10-2012 12:05 AM 2499 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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#1 posted 08-10-2012 03:48 AM

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

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#2 posted 08-10-2012 03:57 AM

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

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#3 posted 08-11-2012 04:08 AM

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

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#4 posted 08-11-2012 04:13 AM

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

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#5 posted 08-13-2012 11:52 PM

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

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#6 posted 08-15-2012 01:12 PM

Nice job! And a great video production too!

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#7 posted 11-02-2012 07:44 PM

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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