Simple Oak Frame

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Project by Matt posted 01-10-2015 09:06 PM 1257 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple red oak frame I made for my dad for Christmas. The framed portion measures approximately 25” x 19.5”.

Inside is a map of our four wheeler trails we have at our Deer Camp. For years as a kid I thought it would be fascinating to map out all of our what seemed like endless trails on our property! With all the run tracking apps on phones today, it was a simple task to switch the app on, ride the trails, and record where we went! It took some interpretation work to nail out the inaccuracies in the original map, but we came to what we thought is a pretty good representation of our trails!

I wanted the frame to be fairly simple so this is the design I went with. It is made of red oak, which is fitting because our property has quite a bit of red oaks (although the white oaks are the ones that steal the show!).

It is finished with a bit of oil and wipe on poly.

Thanks for looking!


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#1 posted 01-10-2015 09:24 PM

sweet looking frame, and what a great purpose… mapping out quad trails! its really cool to see the topo view of where you’re riding.

i made a similar frame a while ago… fun in its simplicity

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#2 posted 01-11-2015 08:24 PM

Well first off,,, Nothing is simple, there are always trials and tribulations in every project, so it is always a pleasure when we actually finish a project. And your frame is great!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#3 posted 01-11-2015 08:47 PM

Tooch – I really liked that frame! We thought of going more rustic, but I was already making a rustic frame for something else and it’s not my favorite wood to work with…give me clean, straight edges and I’m happy! But the final look is nice!

Excel – True…behind every “simple” project I’ve ever done there’s at least one mess up that I can point out a “lessons learned” from! The only way to figure out the way to do something is to find out the ways to NOT do it first!

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