Laminated Picture Frame

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Project by Konquest posted 10-15-2009 02:44 AM 1574 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An old drawing from my grandparent’s house needed a little sprucing up. I had thin strips from my projects over the last 2 years so I made a sandwich of wood and threw together this frame last weekend. In order from outside in:
Andiroba (from headboard)
Padauk (from coffee table)
Curly Maple (coffee table)
Zebrawood (father-in-law’s shop scraps)
Cherry (from sideboard)

6 or 7 coats of aerosol shellac, sanded with p600 in between. Anyone could make something like this pretty easily, so my advice is “don’t throw those scraps away!”

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#1 posted 10-15-2009 02:46 AM

Nice nice nice

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 10-15-2009 03:21 AM

Wow thats very nice. Maybe you should describe it as made from 5 different kinds of carefully selected exotic woods.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#3 posted 10-15-2009 04:06 AM

Thanks for the kind words. I wanted to downplay the “carefully selected exotic” aspect and play up the “free” aspect of this project. I know woodworkers who throw away or burn thin scraps from rip cuts…not me.

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#4 posted 11-10-2010 06:56 AM

scraps are good…I recently had a friend over and he said—-you gotta get rid of some of this wood…too much…but it is too hard to burn or trash…precious resource…

nice frame—-and the painting is nice too!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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