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Project by GaryK posted 10-01-2007 11:01 PM 2121 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Wife does cross stiching for a hobby, so everytime she finishes one I have to make a frame of it.

Since this cross stich was of a classical nature I thought that the frame should be also.

So I came up with a unique frame in the Greek style with columns and steps along with a classical pediment.
It’s made out of solid mahogany with some curly maple veneer as a border inside the frame.


-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#1 posted 10-01-2007 11:22 PM

Very classic style.You did a very nice job on this Gary.Well balanced design.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#2 posted 10-01-2007 11:28 PM


Nice work! You and your wife are a talented team.

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

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#3 posted 10-01-2007 11:40 PM

nice project. very carefully done !

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

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#4 posted 10-01-2007 11:49 PM

What a beautiful frame to compliment your wifes beautiful cross stich.

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

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#5 posted 10-02-2007 01:10 AM

Gary, I like this one. My eyes fooled me. I didn’t read your text before viewing the pictures.
when I read about the use of Curly Maple, I had to go back and see where you had used it. At first, I thought that the Curly Maple was fabric – part of your wifes effort. Perfect choice of wood – it fooled my eyes.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#6 posted 10-02-2007 05:47 AM

Absolutely beautiful. The crafts compliment each other well.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 10-02-2007 07:35 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments.
My wife really did all the work. It’s took a couple of months for her to finish that.
It just took me a day to make the frame.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 10-02-2007 01:25 PM

perfect frame design for this piece.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 10-02-2007 05:19 PM

Nice piece, Gary!

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

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#10 posted 11-23-2008 01:26 AM

That is truly an awesome frame , Gary : ) This just came up on the roll the dice feature …Got to love it !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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