Arts & Crafts Mission Framed Tiles

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Project by Max posted 2516 days ago 2172 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here, again, is another frame that I made to house 2 swan tiles. This was made at the request of the person that makes these tiles, Ravenstone Tiles by Laura Reutter. I purchase tiles from her to frame for a furniture store here in Salt Lake City. These are two of her new tiles that she wanted a simple frame for. The frame is constructed of Quarter Sawn White Oak (of course). Mortise and tennon joinery, with walnut pegs. The finish is a three-part process, water based dye with a oil stain over top and a lacquer finish.
Thank you for looking.

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

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#1 posted 2516 days ago

Beautiful job Max. I love that QS look. The tiles are pretty also. Bet that sucker was heavy. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 2516 days ago

Thank you for the kind words, it is quite heavy for its size….

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

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#3 posted 2516 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous, Max! Looks like a perfect finish on the beautiful QSWO.

Beautiful work.

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

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#4 posted 2516 days ago

Beautiful frame Max. I agree with Tom that the finish turned out great also.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#5 posted 2516 days ago

stunning.. perfect design/finish . well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 2516 days ago

I like these frames. Nice job!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 2516 days ago

Thank you all so very much for the kind words…. This is the finish that I use on most of the Mission Arts and Crafts items that I make…. I seems to work well.

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

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#8 posted 2516 days ago

I like the finish as well. I’ve been thinking of doing some Mission Style pieces. Is it an easier alternative to fuming? I’d be interested in your recipe if it isn’t a secret. I’m sure if you put it on LJ that nobody but me would pay any attention to it, ha ha.

-- Dan, West Virginia,

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#9 posted 2397 days ago

Hi Max

These Ravenstone tiles are great! Being a cabinet builder I can see using them in the Mission Style furniture and gun cabinets I build. I went to their web sight and now have it in my favorites.

Thanks for the info and welcome.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 2397 days ago


They are great tiles, I use them in my frames and clocks.

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

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#11 posted 2397 days ago

Very nice – simple elegance.

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#12 posted 1631 days ago

Great frame, I love arts and crafts. Great tiles also. Does the tile maker have a web page?

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#13 posted 1631 days ago

Deathwabble, Thank you for the compliment. She does have a web site, it is

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

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