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Red Mulberry Picture Frame

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Project by sidestepmcgee posted 02-11-2009 11:49 PM 1267 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this frame from a local tree that drops several limbs a year and (berries) and let dry.I used slip joints and pinned with massacar ebony with a letter “A” carved in each pin for my wifes first name.Finished with shellac and hand rubbed wax finish.Made for our anniversary.Thanks

-- eric post, tallahassee FL





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Will Mego

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#1 posted 02-12-2009 01:05 AM

I love red mulberry, it’s local in IL as well. Great tree, thanks for posting it!

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#2 posted 02-12-2009 07:16 AM

Nice frame!!
Question, does the Mulberry wood change color over time and/or with exposure to the sun I’ve heard stories to that effect? If so what color should one hope or not hope to see. ;^)

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#3 posted 02-12-2009 07:18 AM

I like this very much. Thanks for the closeup photo. Red Mulberry looks really nice .

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#4 posted 02-12-2009 03:42 PM

It will turn a warm chocolate brown over yellow,the color is already in places like around the knots.Im keeping it out of direct light though.thanks

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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#5 posted 02-12-2009 07:24 PM

sidestepmcgee,
Thanks for the update on the color. The reason I asked is I have several 3/4”x6”x6’ Mulberry boards that have been in my shop for a year and a half and I’ve seen no color change, I have fluorescent lighting but no windows.
John

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#6 posted 02-12-2009 08:47 PM

UV exposure will change the color of mulberry quite a bit…heart wood that begins pale yellow will turn to a golden color, and gold or rose color will turn red or chocolate like sidestepmcgee said. There are UV blocking poly’s on the market which should do a good job of freezing it where you want it, however. I’ve got some which is almost like ash, but by controlling how much sun it sees, can control the color.

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#7 posted 02-13-2009 07:36 AM

Great job on the frame I like the personalized touch of the Letter carved into the pin.
Cheers

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