Tile Display

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Project by Andy posted 09-17-2007 01:57 PM 2539 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 09-17-2007 02:17 PM

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 09-17-2007 02:26 PM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 09-17-2007 09:03 PM

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 09-17-2007 09:07 PM

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 09-18-2007 12:07 AM

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 09-18-2007 12:25 AM

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 09-18-2007 02:52 AM

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 09-18-2007 03:14 AM

Very nice – the detail really adds to the piece.

-- Marge, Colorado

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#9 posted 09-18-2007 03:21 AM

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

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#10 posted 11-15-2008 07:20 PM

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.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#11 posted 11-16-2008 06:19 AM

nice work Andy … great details

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

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