Prairie Style Picture Frame

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Project by Randy Price posted 01-18-2009 11:52 PM 8408 views 19 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Prairie Style Picture Frame that I designed and built. It is made of oak and is 19×38 inches. It was designed both in size and style to fit the Frank Lloyd Wright poster that’s in it.


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#1 posted 01-19-2009 12:22 AM

That looks like it should be in a museum! Very nicely done, my wife would love that.

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#2 posted 01-19-2009 12:43 AM

That is nifty!

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#3 posted 01-19-2009 12:58 AM

i love this stuff. keep it coming randy.

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#4 posted 01-19-2009 01:03 AM

This is gorgeous. If you have any other details about how you built it? How long did it take to design?

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#5 posted 01-19-2009 01:43 AM

very correct. well done

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#6 posted 01-19-2009 01:50 AM

Thanks for all the comments. This was a fun project and I am going to hang it in my office at work. Like most everyone else, it is one of the few things I made for myself.

I bought the poster and wanted a frame that would compliment it. The poster is of an art glass ceiling panel from Wright’s Oak Park Home and Studio. This was during the Prairie School period of his career so I looked to his Prairie Style architectural detail and furniture for the frame design.

I spent maybe an hour to get the initial design and then went back later for another hour or two to refine it.

It took the better part of a Saturday to build and then another week of evenings to apply the finish. It has nine coats of various stains, shellac and lacquer with sanding in between to achieve the finish I was after. The finishing was by far the most time consuming part of the project.


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#7 posted 01-19-2009 02:15 AM

I have visited both Wright’s Oak Park studio and Taliesin and you have nailed his style perfectly.

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#8 posted 01-19-2009 02:31 AM

Great Lookin Frame

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#9 posted 01-19-2009 03:01 AM

Really beautiful and a nice match.

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#10 posted 01-19-2009 06:15 AM

Interesting, Old style, yet the glass looks modern, still beautiful. Great match!

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#11 posted 01-19-2009 06:47 AM

beautiful frame RANDY … really like the geometric detail

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#12 posted 05-20-2010 04:02 PM

Cool design, like the kerf joints with the wood trim really cool.

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#13 posted 05-24-2010 05:05 AM

Well done

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#14 posted 02-26-2013 02:41 PM

Randy, that is really beautiful. Nice job!

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