|Project by kingtim||posted 09-10-2016 11:46 PM||378 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
I bought these sweet little paintings on ebay, and I wanted to frame them. I wanted to use a floater frame design, but since they were painted on panels I couldn’t find anything suitable at my local art store, so I decided to try to design and build something myself.
To create the frames I bought some 1/4” x 1 1/2” maple stock, which I glued into moldings. These were then mitered to and glued together to create the frame. The frame was designed to have about a 1/8” border between the frame and the painting. To get the painting to float, I made cradles for the back of the panels with some old wood I had lying around, shimmed to the correct height using some scrap maple stock. The frames are finished with a clear shellac.
This is my first woodworking project and although it seems very simple it was a good challenge for me. I learned a lot and had a lot of fun doing it.