|Project by azwoodman||posted 02-23-2009 09:02 AM||34887 views||13 times favorited||8 comments|
I figured that if I am going to gawk at other people’s work then i might as well share some of my own…This picture frame was the first project that I did for my wife. (She was my girlfriend then… if that tells you anything…) I made it as a surprise and I almost kept it secret till it was done… but once I was close, I couldn’t resist any more and had to show her the progress.
I designed the piece by organizing small pieces of card stock of varying sizes on the counter till I achieved the look that satisfied my eye. I made it with some basic tools that I had access to in my parents garage (my workshop); table saw, miter saw, brad gun, and a bunch of wood filler! Forty five degree miter joints at the outside corners and simple butt joints on the inside joints (brads and glue). I made the dado around the edge of the piece on the table saw before i joined the outside edges to the frame. I was relatively pleased with the outcome… I finished it with a couple coats of rustoleum primer and then a few coats of matte black spray paint. I fit small pieces of plexi-glass into each one of the frames and secured them with a small dab of hot glue. It was a fun project. I learned a lot and there are many things that I would have done different now but all in all I am happy with it and my wife loves it!
Let me know what you guys think or what you would have done differently… (ie. the design, the finish, joinery, etc)
-- Spencer, Gilbert Az (http://www.azwoodshop.com)