|Project by artsyfartsy||posted 11-13-2015 03:53 PM||613 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
I made this Tribute award plaque for my son’s restaurant which is located in my mom’s home town. He wanted some things to adorn his walls so he could pay tribute to our hometown. My mom was an avid, home town alumni and loved her school. She graduated in 1945 and it was her class that came up with the school mascot name which was named after Mars, the Roman God of War.
The award case is made of Red Oak and stained with Golden Oak stain. This is the first time I have ever stained red oak as I have always liked the naked color of red oak. However, I wanted to give it an antique value of sorts. It is finished with 3 coats of lacquer. The frame itself is 2” deep and instead of a mitered corner or a butt joint I chose the corners to be half-lapped for more strength. For the frame front, I set the glass panel in 1/8” to receive the glass as shown. I always worry about glass breakage and ultimate replacement, so I made the frame so the glass can be replaced without worries. The back is nothing more than Lou-an I had laying around. I set that in about 3/16” so it could be wall flush. It turned out better than I had hoped.
-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!