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This picture frame was built by hand using wood from a storm-damaged poplar tree.
The process started with a section of the log that was riven into smaller ‘boards’ using a froe. The boards were allowed to air dry (the poplar quickly began to change from green shades to light brown) and notches were cut into them with a handsaw. The parts were then joined with glue and screws.
Chisels were used to carve the recess in the back of the frame, ease edges, and add distress marks. Random holes were added with an awl.
The turnbuttons were made of hickory, joined to the frame with rusted nails (nails were soaked in vinegar to accelerate rusting).
Two holes were drilled where a hardwood peg is used for either landscape or portrait standing.
-- Frank, Mississippi, Handcrafted wooden rings - http://www.bentwoodrings.com