Arts and Crafts Calendar

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Project by JBWelker posted 04-11-2016 06:30 PM 725 views 9 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made three of these calendar frames (wife made the calendars) for Christmas presents a couple years back. I made one for my parents, one for my wife’s parents, and one for us. They made great gifts, but we are now locked into making calendars every year to go along with them.

The design came from a project I saw on Rocker’s website. The calendar shown was made from quartersawn white oak. I used wenge for the buttons and inlaid “W” which I added from the original design. A piece of sheet metal and rare earth magnets holds the calendar and plexiglass front in place. The bottom rail is attached with through tenons while the top rail is attached with dowels. Also, I routered a small indentation to hold a pen on the top of the frame.

-- Josh, Missouri

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#1 posted 04-11-2016 06:37 PM

Nice work. My wife does the calendar bit with the grandparents. I have not asked to build a frame, yet.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 04-11-2016 08:01 PM

Nice project, same as idea.

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#3 posted 04-11-2016 11:37 PM

Great looking calendar frame! I definitely like the A&C styling of it!

-- Dean

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#4 posted 04-12-2016 01:27 PM

This is a beautiful piece and I love it.

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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