Floating Frame

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Project by Roger posted 07-23-2016 07:36 PM 1651 views 0 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a bit, but, I have about a gazillion irons in the fire, so to speak. So, this floating frame is made of Oak and a little bit of 1/4” plywood. The miter slines are also Oak. The wifee wanted to highlight her barn painting, and she found floating frames in a catalog, then, of course, I said, “I can make you some of those”... lol. Anyhoo, thanks for checkin in. Appreciate any and all good/bad/ugly comments, critiques.

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

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#1 posted 07-23-2016 07:38 PM

My miter saw is cutting pretty good.

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

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#2 posted 07-23-2016 07:42 PM

I’m not quite familiar with term floating frame. I soppose it’s painting not directly in contact with side frame as here.
Anyway it was made very well. I will google about it for sure. Definately no ugly comments on this. Yes, your miter is perfect.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 07-23-2016 07:53 PM

Beautiful job Roger, like Ivan, I don’t exactly know what the term means, but it looks great!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#4 posted 07-23-2016 07:59 PM

Thnx Ivan & Jerry.: Yes, “floating frame” gives the painting the illusion of floating in the frame. The painting is actually attached to the small 1/4” plywood that is rabbeted in the oak frame, with a small gap between the canvas picture and the oak frame itself. I hope that helps. I forgot to take any “in-between” steps on this going together.

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

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#5 posted 07-23-2016 08:40 PM

That Floating (new to me too) is really COOL!

It does give that impression of Floating!

Great job / post… procedure… Super COOL!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 07-23-2016 09:03 PM

Very nice job on that floating frame,Roger. I’ll bet she is very pleased with the results!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#7 posted 07-23-2016 09:18 PM

Always love your work. Good to keep the wife happy.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 07-23-2016 09:35 PM

like most everybody else, floating frame is new to me. I’ve made a dozen frames for a couple local artists but they were shadow box style, nothing nearly as nice as your work

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#9 posted 07-23-2016 09:44 PM

Super frame. It really does add to the already spectacular painting!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 07-23-2016 09:53 PM

A very nice frame …...... GREAT JOB

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#11 posted 07-23-2016 10:25 PM

Floating Frame is a new one to me too, Roger, and I’ve made lots of frames in my time. I think I know what you are saying though. How did you attach the painting to the quarter inch ply? Regardless of terminology your work is impeccable as usual. Those are miters that I can only dream of. I think I have some of the frames I have made under “My Projects” if interested.

Hi, to everybody.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#12 posted 07-23-2016 10:59 PM

Excellent. I have a few paintings that could use this style of frame. Good idea!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#13 posted 07-23-2016 11:23 PM

Well done Roger!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#14 posted 07-23-2016 11:35 PM

Thnx everybody. andy_P: Just a couple of small countersunk screws throught the 1/4”ply into the wooden frame that the canvas is attached to. I’ll get a pic of it when I can.

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

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#15 posted 07-23-2016 11:53 PM

Beautiful work on the floater Roger. Nice job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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