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Project by Andy posted 2531 days ago 2254 views 11 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This frame was an anniversary gift to my son Ben and his wife Jenna. I was looking for a project to try out some of the joinery and details often seen in early Arts and Crafts pieces, especially from the Greene and Greene brothers. These “tiles” are actually color prints of tiles that I found online, which I downloaded and mounted to masonite. I then set to work designing a frame to showcase them.The frame is quarter sawn White Oak and the accents are Walnut.The joinery is spline-kerf, mortise and tenon, loose tenon, and sliding dovetails. The finish is Deft lacquer.The tiles can easily be removed and replaced with photographs. A nice selection of classic tiles can be found at

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#1 posted 2531 days ago

It looks great and fits the surroundings perfectly. The tiles (pictures) came out great. From here you cant tell it is not tile.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#2 posted 2531 days ago

Great job Andy. The frame looks great and the tile idea is great also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#3 posted 2531 days ago

Wow, very nice work! Love that arts and crafts style.

The prints are very colorful.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#4 posted 2531 days ago

Very nice work. I like the Arts and Crafts style also. Most of the work I do is in that style. Wonderful frame.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 2531 days ago

Very nice joinery, Andy. There’s something about your work that grabs me.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#6 posted 2531 days ago

Thank you,Snowdog,Karson,Tom,Max,and Don.Its apparent we all share an interest in good woodworking,but also the beauty of wood and simple designs that flatter it.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#7 posted 2531 days ago

Stunning! – I like it so much that must steal this idea from you! Wonderful craftsmanship!, beauitful design! thanks for posting it Andy!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#8 posted 2530 days ago

Very nice – the detail really adds to the piece.

-- Marge, Colorado

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Greg Mitchell

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#9 posted 2530 days ago

Nice nice looking display. The detail work and the prints make the piece.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#10 posted 2106 days ago

this project came up on “Roll the Dice” This is very cool. I’m marking as a favorite. I think I can make one of these for our bedroom. It,s a great match to our decor. Thanks for having posted it.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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Dan'um Style

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#11 posted 2105 days ago

nice work Andy … great details

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

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