|Project by Andy||posted 09-17-2007 01:57 PM||2654 views||11 times favorited||11 comments|
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 http://www.charlesrupert.com/historictiles/artnouveau.html
-- If I can do it, so can you.