Arts and Crafts stylized frame in cherry

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Project by Luddite posted 10-14-2016 11:16 PM 578 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

14 Oct 2016

Finally got around to re-framing a print we’ve had in our dinning room for many many years. I wanted to design a frame that would blend with the print and give me something else to do other then re-finishing cabinets in the house.

I had some true 4/4 curly cherry in my stack that would work with the cherry in the dining room. The rails were milled to 7/8’s and the stiles to 3/4. This gives a nice visual effect when joined. Used through tenon joinery with iron wood as the pegs. Tapered the stiles and flared out the ends of the top rail to mimic some of the angles within the print. Applied several coats of watco natural oil and finished with hand rubbings of waterlox varnish. Overall dimensions are 50 by 20.

The last photo is how things looked in ‘93. Wine cabinet is now a light display case, the tile is now wood.

thanks for viewing

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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#1 posted 10-14-2016 11:28 PM

Nice work, Terry!!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 10-14-2016 11:38 PM

Terry, another super addition to your A&C collection.

-- Art

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#3 posted 10-15-2016 02:56 AM

Absolutely superb, an instant favorite for me.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#4 posted 10-15-2016 08:19 AM

Nice frame design with G&G elements.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 10-15-2016 01:09 PM

I like it,nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 10-15-2016 02:30 PM

The cherry is a nice tough, it should age wonderfully!

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#7 posted 10-15-2016 02:31 PM

super nice work and craftsmanship. The pegged through tenons really stand out and make the piece. Great Job!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#8 posted 10-15-2016 02:58 PM

What a beautiful project and it’s very eye catching.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 10-16-2016 02:16 PM

looks great

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#10 posted 10-17-2016 03:34 PM

Great design and execution! I love G&G style.

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#11 posted 10-17-2016 10:44 PM

That’s a great looking A&C frame—really complements the wine cabinet!

-- Dean

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