I making some picture frames for the family this holiday season. The design draws heavily from Darrell Peart’s Seattle Frame. I did a quick mock up in CAD to play with the proportions. If anyone’s interested, I could upload some dimensioned drawings.
After several prototypes to get the joinery right, it was time top cut some mahogany. I got a piece with nice straight grain:
Pieces laid out:
Stock all milled with square holes made next to the prototype:
All 40 mortises cut:
Fast forward to the frames all glued up, square pegs in, and drinking in their first coat of varnish:
Racing against santa to get all the coats of varnish on and for the glass and mattes to be cut.