Calendar Frame's for Christmas

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Project by artsyfartsy posted 09-23-2015 06:16 PM 1168 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my calendar frames that I made for our kids for Christmas. My wife had some custom calendars made up from Walgreen Drug Store with various pictures of each family. Each family will recieve their own custom calendar and frames. The frame plans came from Ty from Mesa, AZ. His web site, provided the plans for these frames. His plans, however called for a larger calendar than what I used, so I had to adjust the measurements to fit the calendars. If you intend to build the same thing, I would highly suggest that you obtain the calendar first, then build the frame. All total, I made 8 frames. The wood I used was Maple and Cherry with about 4 coats of lacquer on them. They are assembled using mortise and tenon joinery. The last photo shows I had to finish them outside on a calm day because I don’t have a paint booth. Whenever I make a project, I put a current dated penny inset on the back side of the project to show the year it was made. Thank you Ty for the inspiration for making these frames.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#1 posted 09-23-2015 11:06 PM


Stellar job on the calendar frames for your kids….Now I understand the concept of them….I couldn’t get my head wrapped around how they were going to work….But then I have trouble wrapping my head around anything these days….:)) I have a good idea that they will really like them…I always enjoy making gifts for my kids, too, as they seem to like them…so far..!! I like your choice of woods, too, and the fact that you notched the hangers so they will set flush against the wall…..Well done, my friend…..

-- " It's a rat race out there, and the rats are winning....!!"

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#2 posted 09-24-2015 03:14 AM

This is very unique idea. You did a great job on them.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 09-24-2015 06:34 AM

Nice job Don. They turned out very well. No finish drying on Christmas Eve? ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 09-24-2015 12:54 PM

Thanks guys. I’m glad you finally got it Rick. LOL. And you’re right WW Bob, no finishing on Christmas Eve. BTW, I’m the good looking guy in the middle with my hands in my pockets.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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