Something different

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Project by Todd Barrone posted 04-01-2016 02:16 AM 2166 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In between customer orders I had some free time and wanted to do something different. We found this glass curved picture frame at a yard sale for a dollar and bought it a year ago. I don’t know why because it’s cool but very boring to me and was tired of looking at it on my desk with no picture and so I took it to the shop. I came across a piece of scrap that I was going to burn in the shop stove and the live edge curve caught my eye, I said this would be a very cool base for that frame. So I traced out how I want it to sit on the would and used my router to make a nice little chanel for it to sit in. Then I put two coats of gloss poly on it to bring out the red and then epoxyed the whole piece with the frame in the channel to secure it to the wood. Now it looks cool and not so boring.

-- "The Cedar King"

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-01-2016 02:18 AM

I love it. nice fitting of the curved piece of wood to the curved glass. it looks like it was always planned like that!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 04-01-2016 02:22 AM

Great vision and reuse of items.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 04-01-2016 02:31 AM

Nice combination. Should draw attention!

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#4 posted 04-01-2016 02:47 AM

That is really cool. First thing I noticed was the curve of the live edge matching the curve of picture frame. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 04-01-2016 03:17 AM

Nice work, looks fantastic!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 04-01-2016 05:34 AM

Nice touch Todd. I would be happy to pay you for a flat rate box full of that beautiful Eastern Cedar…just let me know.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#7 posted 04-01-2016 05:47 AM

Good one Todd,
Very COOL.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#8 posted 04-01-2016 01:11 PM

“Now it looks cool and not so boring.”
end quote

And it STILL doesn’t have a picture in it!

But it SHORE IS PURRDY ! :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#9 posted 04-01-2016 02:41 PM

This piece turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Shawn LaFleur

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#10 posted 04-01-2016 05:31 PM

That’s great. I have two of those frames in my basement with old pictures in them that could get revived with a nice wood base like that.

Great idea.

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Todd Barrone

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#11 posted 04-01-2016 05:59 PM

Thanks for your comments everyone, I didn’t expect this to be that big of a hit. It’s amazing how repurposing old things and some scrap can make a difference that it does.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#12 posted 04-01-2016 08:07 PM

Nice upcycle! Now you just need a photo of it with a photo of it in it, if you see what I mean

-- Design, Build, Inspire.

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#13 posted 04-02-2016 01:21 AM

That’s a pretty cool project cedar king…well done buddy.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#14 posted 04-02-2016 12:04 PM

Very slick. Looks rustic and elegant at the same time

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#15 posted 04-02-2016 01:06 PM

You know, Mitch has a good idea (3 replies up) . If you are going to sell it, use one of the photos you posted here and size it to fit the frame and you will have what Mitch suggests.

Would make for good conversation starter at your booth.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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