Folding picture screen

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Project by RobertHorton posted 1760 days ago 1241 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

(Clearing some old project photos off the hard drive.)

Folding picture screen of oak. The basic design is from a screen that we received as a gift (Crate’n’Barrel? Pottery Barn? I forget) from my parents. I figured a nice turn would be to make them a similar screen and load it up with shots of their granddaughter. Once the better half saw the finished product, she wanted to keep it.

Pleasant surprise to find one piece of curly/figured oak in the bin at Lowe’s. What with the computerized sawmills they use, mine were likely the first set of human eyes that actually looked at the board. Had I been braver, it would have been nice to resaw and veneer the whole piece with that plank. Shouldawouldacoulda…

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#1 posted 1760 days ago

Neat Idea well done

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#2 posted 1760 days ago

Very nice! Love that curly oak – I lucked out with a piece of curly maple at Lowes one time and felt like I had won the lottery.


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#3 posted 1760 days ago

I think you just wanted to show off the little princess. LOL

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#4 posted 1671 days ago

very nice way to display multiple pics… great looking subject too…

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