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Walnut/maple picture frame

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Project by pressjockey posted 12-19-2014 12:56 AM 1167 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A co-worker commissioned me to build a frame for his limited edition print of a Tim Fredrick painting. I used walnut and maple for the inlay. The finish is tongue oil.

-- Pete, Whitehall, PA





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rtbrmb

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#1 posted 12-19-2014 12:41 PM

The thin maple inlay looks very nice on the walnut frame. American Graffiti-what a classic!

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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Mean_Dean

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#2 posted 12-20-2014 01:05 AM

Great looking picture frame—I’m sure your co-worker is going to love it!

By the way, would you mind sharing the dimensions and thickness of the frame? I’m thinking of building one, and am concerned about keeping the wood from curling or bowing.

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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pressjockey

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#3 posted 12-21-2014 02:00 AM

The frame is 7/8” thick and almost 2” wide. The print size is 21×28 and is set in 1/4” rabbets.

I’ve made a 24” x36” frame that is 2 1/2” wide and no curling or bowing.

-- Pete, Whitehall, PA

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#4 posted 12-21-2014 03:13 AM

Thanks Pete! It gives me confidence that my frame won’t bow or curl, then.

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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