|Project by gco39||posted 04-18-2010 01:44 PM||1743 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
Another present for my wife. A simple frame for an old tin plate ceiling tile from the Empress Hotel in MooseJaw Sask. The hotel burned down a while ago and the tiles were saved. Apparently Al Capone or his cronies used to hang out here in the prohibition days. The fire did two things I guess – it removed most of the old paint and gave the metal a different patina. This is more of an exercise in patience than a woodworking project I guess. Measures about 29” square with an 18.5” opening
Barn wood is a PITA in my opinion. I got the wood from an old farm in Lyalta, AB where a friend was renting the farm house. The wood had split and took a fair bit of patience, glue and clamping to get to a stable board to work with. The wood was all old shiplap siding and was not very uniform in any direction. I chose to use the lap area to hold the tin plate and just let the rest “float” and made up the mitre as good as possible to average out the warp. Worked fairly well and the number one critic seems to like it.
-- There's just something about the solitude and creation.....