Walnut & Curly Maple Picture Frame and Stand

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Project by builtinbkyn posted 04-23-2017 02:07 PM 1310 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good friend extended an invitation to me last week. She wanted to cook dinner for my birthday. So I thought I’d make something for her as well. She just learned she’s going to be a first time grandma. I thought a handsome frame for a soon to be new born boy, was in order. I actually caught her reflection in the glass of the picture frame when taking the pic of it on her dining room table. She’ll make one hot grandma LOL

The frame is American walnut and curly maple finished with thinned shellac, Waterlox and followed with paste wax. I used half lap miters for the joinery. The stand is soft maple finished with past wax. The stand proved to be a little bit of a challenge as I had no plans and shot from the hip. The angles were the challenging part.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#1 posted 04-23-2017 02:09 PM

This one certainly has the WOW factor! Beautiful.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#2 posted 04-23-2017 02:23 PM

That looks great, Bill!

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#3 posted 04-23-2017 02:30 PM

Thanks Art. :) I know she’s has been concerned. Her son isn’t out of college yet and well things sometimes happen. She feels he’s put himself a bit behind the eight ball, not having a direction or a job yet. I thought this would help her see the positive – a new addition to the family. Now she has a place to put a pic of her grandson when he arrives, to remind of her that.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#4 posted 04-23-2017 02:31 PM

Thanks Charlie. By the way, love your videos!

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#5 posted 04-23-2017 03:05 PM

Very nice frame a great gift.

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#6 posted 04-23-2017 03:42 PM

This is a beautiful frame and an attractive stand.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 04-23-2017 04:04 PM

Very nice Bill .
Love the wood combination a real stunner .
I hope the baby is inspired by this and takes up woodworking inspiring the next generation.


-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 04-23-2017 04:53 PM

Everything in this posting is out of the ordinary! It is fantastic!
Thanks for sharing the story and project.

The Bootman!

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#9 posted 04-23-2017 05:53 PM

Thanks everyone. I always feel one good turn deserves another. She’s a good egg, has always been there for me and well, a really great cook. lol The dinner was no exception :)

Unfortunately the news of the birth came just prior to her planned move to Pittsburg and after contracts were signed on both ends. That has caused a lot of angst as she would like to be available for her son and future daughter-in-law, to help with the baby. Now that doesn’t appear to be a possibility.

Ah well, they say things happen for a reason. I’m sure this one is good. I think her son is prepared to grow up faster and take on the responsibility of a family. He’s a good kid.

Thanks again guys.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#10 posted 04-26-2017 01:58 PM

a vert nice frame Bill I’m sure she will love it !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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