Prairie Style Picture Frame

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Project by Randy Price posted 2002 days ago 5775 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 2002 days ago

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

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#2 posted 2002 days ago

That is nifty!

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#3 posted 2002 days ago

i love this stuff. keep it coming randy.

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#4 posted 2002 days ago

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 2002 days ago

very correct. well done

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#6 posted 2002 days ago

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 2002 days ago

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

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#8 posted 2002 days ago

Great Lookin Frame

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#9 posted 2002 days ago

Really beautiful and a nice match.

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#10 posted 2002 days ago

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

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#11 posted 2002 days ago

beautiful frame RANDY … really like the geometric detail

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#12 posted 1515 days ago

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

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#13 posted 1512 days ago

Well done

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#14 posted 502 days ago

Randy, that is really beautiful. Nice job!

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