|Project by Tim Dahn||posted 12-19-2008 06:54 PM||11360 views||11 times favorited||8 comments|
During a fall getaway with my wife to Gatlinburg Tn. we found this print and when she wanted a frame……you guessed it, I said “I can make that”. She did not want the usual rustic weathered board but formal would not look right either so I came up with this Arts and Crafts / Craftsman style, I think it goes well with the chicken/barnyard scene. I have also become more interested in hand tools after reading an article by Christopher Schwarz about draw boring and this seemed to be a good project to do some hand work.
The frame is Rift-Sawn Red Oak, each corner is through mortised then draw bored with Black Walnut pins for an accent. The mortises were all done with chisels and my “mystery mallet “(see my other projects). The tenons were cut with a Japanese pull saw then paired with a chisel. I used a card scraper to finish the wood before staining with Watco dark walnut, a light coat of Satin poly and a final coat of wax.
Oh yea, I did not use any glue for this project, it’s just wood held together with wood.
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