|Project by mlindegarde||posted 1695 days ago||1090 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
I’ve collected sports cards since my uncle first introduced me to the hobby around 1989. Over the past 20 years I’ve managed to put together a few nice cards; however, my wife (who isn’t a fan of sports) didn’t want me to display the cards unless I could find an acceptable way to display them.
A guy on one of the sports card forums I frequent builds his own frames. He was willing to build one for me, but rather than pay to have it made and shipped I decided to make it on my own. My grandfather, father, and father-in-law all are into woodworking. The coffee table that my father-in-law made my wife and I for our new house really inspired me.
The frame is a very basic project. I just used a miter saw to cut the frame, a router to cut some of the groves and to bevel the back edge of the frame, and some glue to hold it together. I finished the frame with a red maple stain, a clear satin finish, and a satin black paint for the middle of the frame. Not the most complicated project, but it was a cheap way to get a taste for the hobby.
Up next, some stairs for the back door and a workbench.