|Project by Scott||posted 09-26-2014 12:42 PM||1609 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
Most of my work is custom wood signs, but I also make some furniture items and some fine art frames when I get requests. This carved wood frame is made from Mahogany. I love carving nature scenes and I think I like carving flowers, trees and mountains the most. This is a carved Japanese blossom tree frame. It is actually for sale on my site.
The way I made this: I make the frame first. Prep rabbets/profile routing for all 4 rails. Glue and clamp the rails. I also pocket each joint for extra strength (I add the screws since I put a lot of stress on the frame when carving.. and the carving comes after I assemble the frame). After the frame is assembled, I then prep additional mahogany to laminate where the carving will be. Glue and carefully clamp. Then carve away. This is a tricky way to carve since the rails are all finished… one slip with a gouge and you have a nasty scar you have to contend with. So I’m extra careful when doing these.
Thanks for looking!
-- Lazy River Studio - Wooden Signs & Rustic Furniture by Scott - www.lazyriverstudio.com