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Blog entry by HickoryHill posted 01-18-2010 06:33 AM 1126 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

How is it that I love Woodworking and I love Photography, but I can’t bring myself to put the two together yet? But anytime I get one of my pieces mounted and framed I always choose a black frame. Whether is is metal or wood I always go with black. Maybe I haven’t taken that appropriate picture yet.

-- Jim, Michigan

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#1 posted 01-18-2010 06:38 AM

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm…....................possibly. Try a picture that you don’t care too much about, and dress it up with a frame that you made. IPutting the two together may change your mind.


-- Robin Renee'

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#2 posted 01-18-2010 11:51 AM

Good Idea woodchic

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#3 posted 01-18-2010 01:31 PM

maybe try making a frame and then finding a subject to photograph that matches the frame—rather than the other way around.
Tricky but definitely takes you out of the perspective you are in now.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 01-18-2010 01:49 PM

I think I understand your problem. Take Deb’s idea, but make a set of 3 frames (not necessarily all the same size). Like woodchic suggests, then look at your archives to see if the frames will enhance any of the pictures.

I am also a black frame on my photography person but I have managed to expand to dark oak (baby steps!).

Also try to visit galleries of paintings (not photography) to get inspiration on framing. I am always amazed how they are able to pair the media.

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#5 posted 01-19-2010 06:08 AM

Frame you work in ebony!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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