Picture Frames

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Project by JoshLawson posted 03-07-2010 12:29 AM 1666 views 14 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I realized some time ago I needed a family picture to put at my desk and it happened to be about the time that Mark Spagnolo (The Wood Whisperer) did his video on a similar picture frame. I didn’t have nearly as exotic of wood, so I took some design notes and made some similar desktop picture frames from curly Maple and Walnut.

Whenever I make picture frames the majority of the work is in the setups for each step, so I always make extra’s and hand them out to family and friends whenever the situation warrants it.

-- Josh Lawson - Ankeny, Iowa

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#1 posted 03-07-2010 12:34 AM

Great job.Looks good.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#2 posted 03-07-2010 01:32 AM

vey nice job!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#3 posted 03-07-2010 01:46 AM

nice job, is that curley maple and walnut? nice combonation!

-- ---ray suppan--- anger + woodworking = -finger AHHHHHHHH!!!!

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#4 posted 03-07-2010 03:59 AM

Nice looking frames. Sure beats the store bought ones.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#5 posted 03-07-2010 04:48 AM

Great work on the frames as well as your photography!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#6 posted 03-07-2010 05:04 AM

Nice job, seems like the frames we make in our shops are so much better (and cheaper) than those availoable in the stores.

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

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#7 posted 03-07-2010 05:22 AM

I like those! I need to make several for some recent pics. I’ll have to see if I can find that episode. Thanks!

-- Ed

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#8 posted 03-07-2010 03:55 PM

nice job Josh, i really like the wood combo

-- RKWoods

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#9 posted 03-07-2010 04:01 PM

Very nice wood mix.

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#10 posted 03-07-2010 06:19 PM

Another great example of how wonderfully (in my opinion) and beautifully walnut and maple (whatever type), go together.

Nice work!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#11 posted 03-09-2010 02:47 AM

Awesom job on those picture frames.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#12 posted 04-19-2013 02:38 AM

Josh, those are awesome frames, absolutely beautiful. But there is one thing I have learned from my daughter who is a professional photographer who specializes in photographing children and objects, like flowers or city scenes. I build the frames for all the work she sells and she has many times over, told me to not make a frame that is so attractive that the viewer notices and admires the frame rather than the contents of the frame, namely the photo or artwork. As a backside compliment to you, I think everyone is going to focus on your frame rather than the flower or whatever you frame.

-- I read it but I wasn't listening!!

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