A few frames

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Project by splintergroup posted 05-12-2017 08:09 PM 1092 views 9 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided to make a few frames since they are generally quick and easy.

The photo frames are sized for 8”x5” pictures (or 6”x4” with the matting). The mirrors started off with the intent of holding 8”x10” pictures, but I had a senior moment (brain f@rt) and sized them wrong (oops!).

The good thing is I could just cut down some mirror tiles and be done with it.

With the picture frames, there is a rabbet for the glass, mat/photo stack, and back hardboard panel. I did need to chisel square the rounded corners left by the router bit when doing this. The mirrors have a rabbet for the mirror and a wider rabbet for the back panel. I squared the mirror rabbet but left the back panel corners rounded.

All lap joints, the wood is jatoba flooring with natural Watco oil.

I made the pyramid plugs from the same wood and set these in with drilled (versus square morticed) holes. Much faster and cleaner this way (hooray!).

I added a tripod support on the back of the small frames so they could sit on a table top

The mirrors have hooks for wall mounting.

Anyway, nothing special, but a great scrap-wood-consumer and busy work while thinking about the sideboard I need to build for SWMBO.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 05-12-2017 08:13 PM

Very well thought out.
Nice work.
Neatly done.


-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#2 posted 05-12-2017 08:15 PM


- ralbuck

Roger that!

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#3 posted 05-12-2017 08:16 PM

I like these. Tired of the same old miter.

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#4 posted 05-12-2017 08:29 PM

Really nice looking frames!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#5 posted 05-12-2017 08:34 PM

Thanks guys 8^)

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#6 posted 05-12-2017 08:57 PM

Splint, nicely done!

-- Art

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#7 posted 05-12-2017 09:34 PM

Very good looking

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#8 posted 05-12-2017 11:01 PM

So, you set the square pegs in a round hole? Did you sort of round the underside of the pegs? I made a test joint in which I roughly rounded a square peg with a knife, and it went together ok, except that when I was driving the peg in, it twisted, and the square was crooked! I guess more careful setting in of the pegs could fix that error.

I like the lap joints – so far I have only done mitered frames, but the lapped ones look like an interesting option.

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#9 posted 05-13-2017 12:04 AM

Classy frames and very well done !


-- Kiefer

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#10 posted 05-13-2017 02:46 AM

Very cool looking frames, the mirrors were a great save!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#11 posted 05-13-2017 10:19 AM

Nice frames!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#12 posted 05-13-2017 11:55 AM

Very nice set of frames. I like the style and the back supports.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#13 posted 05-13-2017 12:04 PM

Square peg in a round hole ;)
I like the leg, gonna have to borrow.

-- Doug...

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#14 posted 05-13-2017 01:03 PM

These are beautiful frames and are so nicely done.

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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#15 posted 05-13-2017 02:40 PM

Thanks again everyone for the nice comments!

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