|Project by stanley2||posted 06-25-2009 04:26 PM||1657 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
The latest issue of Popular Woodworking has Marc Spagnuolo’s article on reproducing John Hall’s mirror frame. John and his brother were the artisans who produced G&G’s designs but this frame is John Hall’s own design.
I wanted to frame two tiles that we bought while attending the Craftsmans Weekend in Pasadena last October and thought it appropriate to make it in the John Hall style. However, I didn’t use all of the features because John’s frame was made for a mirror so all the elements of the frame were really the attraction. In my case I didn’t want the frame elements to detract from the tiles – the tiles were the feature so I tried to make the frame a little more subdued by not using the slots and by making the “puzzle” joint flush instead of proud. It was an interesting exercise in adapting to the purpose. The wood is walnut and the finish is shellac.
-- Phil in British Columbia