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Project by jeffswildwood posted 11-20-2016 01:22 PM 399 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a picture frame and sign I made for my Sister in law. The wood is from her and my brother in law’s cabin which was torn down earlier this year and replaced. Getting the miters for the corners was quite a challenge considering the age and condition of the wood. Routering for the glass and backer board crated a new challenge. I also tried to get a flow around the frame using one board and matching. She plans to put a picture of the original cabin in the frame. The frame she asked me to make, the sign was a surprise. It was fun working with this old wood but looking where I cut the letters makes me wonder what kind of wood would be revealed if it was planed. It’s a beautiful golden brown. Thanks for looking!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".





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majuvla

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#1 posted 11-20-2016 01:31 PM

Beautiful memory and gift. Nothing looks so romantic as old piece of wood turned into something new and different, with some other purpose.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 11-20-2016 01:48 PM

Turned out great Jeff considering the challenges. The only benefit is the end product when finished. Nice work. Cool addition giving them the sign also.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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jeffswildwood

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#3 posted 11-20-2016 02:11 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. They really miss the old cabin but it’s time had come and gone. I really enjoy using their wood to help the memories live on. The sign is the name she uses to sell baked goods at a local farmers market. Thanks for the nice comments guys.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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woodbutcherbynight

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#4 posted 11-20-2016 03:19 PM

Great way to preserve the memories, nice work!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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luv2learn

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#5 posted 11-20-2016 04:38 PM

Nicely done Jeff. A great reminder of the past.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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jeffswildwood

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#6 posted 11-20-2016 05:12 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. They both seemed to really like them. These are going to decorate the new cabin they are working on in addition to the small table I made earlier.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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oldnovice

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#7 posted 11-20-2016 05:23 PM

Nice!
I like reclaimed rustic frames.
My mother loved the first one I made, asked for more, and was happy to make more (before digital cameras).

Very good and you know the “history” of the wood.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Vicki

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#8 posted 11-20-2016 05:24 PM

Way cool!

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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jeffswildwood

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#9 posted 11-20-2016 09:13 PM

Thanks for the comments! novice it is nice to know where the wood came from. Makes them special!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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CFrye

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#10 posted 11-21-2016 04:21 AM

Great memories, Jeff!

-- God bless, Candy

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