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Project by stanley2 posted 1939 days ago 1230 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This tile frame was inspired by a mirror frame made by John Hall about 1909. It is the treatment of the lap joint at the bottom of the stiles which really sets it apart from others. John and Peter Hall were the prolific master craftsmen who made Greene & Greene designs into the real thing. The tiles are a momento from our fabulous experiences at the Craftsman Weekend last October in Pasadena.

-- Phil in British Columbia





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 1939 days ago

Very nice, Phil.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Vincent Nocito

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#2 posted 1939 days ago

Very nice project. Can you post a closeup of the stile joint? is it flush?

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stanley2

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#3 posted 1939 days ago

Vincent, I added a photo to the project. Hope it is clear enough as I really had to puch the brightness and contrast. The original is pictured in Darrell Peart’s book. I wanted to keep the tiles the main focus so made the joint subdued by making it flush and by not rounding over the edges as was done by John Hall. His frame was for a mirror so the joint was not out of place being highlighted by the shadow created by the round-over. I did, however, make the top rail proud. It was an interesting exercise in applying a design element to a different use and a good lesson in not just copying someone else’s work withought forethought.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 1939 days ago

I like it … hope you had fun making it too. Is there a story for the tiles ?
Regards
DAN

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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