Spalted Maple Picture Frames

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Project by TexasWonder posted 12-22-2014 06:57 PM 960 views 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built two 5×7 picture frames out of spalted maple as a Christmas present for my grandparents.

This was my first project using any sort of hardwood, my first project using a router, my first project cutting miters for a frame, AND my first project being given away as a gift. Whew! The corners did not come together as well as I had hoped. Next time I plan to make a miter jig to get a more precise and accurate fit.

Finished with two coats of tung oil finish brought up to a nice gloss with super fine steel wool.

The beautiful wood really saved me here, masking my mistakes with its contrasted elements.
Cell phone camera photos don’t do it justice, what a wonderful smooth feel it had to it.

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