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Project by CClark86 posted 01-31-2015 10:34 PM 2069 views 21 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife’s grandmother needed a picture frame and I volunteered. I’d never done a picture frame before and I went with an Asian style. Slightly curly maple and spalted maple, sanded to 4000 grit, several coats of BLO and constructed with halflap joints.

Joints didn’t come out as tight as I wanted and the spalted maple darkened more than I was expecting but I like the result.

Cheers,

-Chris

-- Hobbyist Homebrewer, Woodworker, Glider Pilot. But only ever two at the same time.





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tyvekboy

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#1 posted 01-31-2015 11:22 PM

Nice Frame. Look good to me.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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Matt

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#2 posted 02-01-2015 12:56 AM

I drew out a frame similar to this the other day to make for a picture I was going to frame, but mine was slightly different…but I like this on more than mine!! It’s simple, but makes the picture feel like it’s coming off of the wall out at you!

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#3 posted 02-01-2015 03:54 AM

nice results on this frame – good contrasting colors with the wood choice!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#4 posted 02-01-2015 12:16 PM

Great looking frame!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 02-01-2015 02:31 PM

Great job on the frame looks great on the wall.

-- ~ Guy Woodward, Pflugerville Texas

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rtbrmb

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#6 posted 02-01-2015 04:32 PM

Not bad for trying this design on your first picture frame!

Turned out great & the contrasting woods compliment each other very well.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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jeffswildwood

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#7 posted 02-01-2015 05:03 PM

Very impressive. Contrasting wood is beautiful and the style is very original. Yea, I like it!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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ralbuck

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#8 posted 02-01-2015 05:41 PM

They summed it up!

Nice design and good work both!

-- just rjR

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Mean_Dean

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#9 posted 02-01-2015 08:07 PM

Great looking frame—I’m sure Grandma loves it!

-- Dean

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Rick

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#10 posted 02-01-2015 08:29 PM

Great looking frame Chris. Grandma’s gonna Love it!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#11 posted 02-01-2015 09:26 PM

I like the contrast with the wood. Nice work Chris.

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Jake

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#12 posted 02-02-2015 07:41 AM

Getting these joints tight is pretty tough, having just made one I understand your struggle. But it came out extremely well, i am enjoying it very much!

-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.

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