Picture Frame ala Wood Whisperer

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Project by interpim posted 1634 days ago 2378 views 15 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This frame was made from a few scraps left over from the last shadowbox project I worked on… I based the design around the Greene & Greene frame that Marc Spagnuolo is doing a class on soon.

The frame wood is walnut, and the accents are ebony. I handcut all off the shaped half-laps by hand, sanded to 320 and finished with BLO and Poly.

-- San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 1634 days ago

I’ve been working on a design for a greene and greene inspired frame. I like the cloud lifts and plugs on this. I think I’ll try to make mine a little narrower on the sides and top. Good work on this, it would be a nice addition to any room.

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#2 posted 1634 days ago

this is actually smaller than it looks… it fits a 5×7 photo

-- San Diego, CA

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#3 posted 1634 days ago

I like it !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 1634 days ago

Now this is a creative design. This is something you cannot buy at your local store (at least not where I live). I really like it.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 1633 days ago

Nice design idea and good way to use up some of the wood from the scrap pile…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#6 posted 1633 days ago

nice frame

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 1633 days ago

Great adaptation! I see you are in SD. Are you taking the class this weekend? Not that you need to based on what i see here ;).

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#8 posted 1633 days ago

You guys always seem to inspire me when I get on here. Very cool frame.

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#9 posted 1633 days ago

well Marc, I wish I could afford your classes… I would be there in a heartbeat.

I am in the Navy and am not paid enough for classes that expensive. I wonder if the Military tuition assistance would pay for it LOL :)

-- San Diego, CA

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#10 posted 1270 days ago

Nice work, love Greene & Greene just purchased book on them. Excellent

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