|Project by harum||posted 05-28-2015 08:11 PM||1125 views||5 times favorited||2 comments|
This is a 24”×20” cherry picture frame finished with two coats of sealer shellac and then two coats of wipe-on poly. The width of the frame is 2-3/4” and thickness is 1-1/2”. I first used Sketchup to come up with the profile of the frame. To start with, I laminated the cherry and poplar boards to create a rebate for the glass and picture (and to save some cherry boards, too), then profiled them and the outside 1/2” thick trim boards with the router. Made myself a simple miter sled after watching a few videos, where the 90° corner of a factory cut plywood sheet was used as a reference fence; and cut the miters. To reinforce the miters, used no.10 biscuits. Please see the cross section of the frame for the profile and glue-up details.
There are a few nice videos on the internet on cutting coves using the table saw, complete with safety instructions. I used a 8” dado blade raising it by 1/16” for every pass. The picture frame glass is from OSH.
The assembled frame with glass is quite heavy: 12-15 lbs. Overall, it turned out pretty good; however, for my next picture frame I’ll try to find a planer to make the glued boards perfectly square for seamless miters, which wasn’t the case for this frame.
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