Mother's Day Picture Frame - 2 of 2

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Project by mspain77 posted 05-19-2017 01:01 AM 832 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I got a little overzealous with the wipe-on poly the first time around. I ended up having to sand back down to bare wood and reapply, which is why this Mother’s Day gift for my future mother-in-law is four days late.
Just some GORGEOUS figured walnut and cherry with six or seven coats of wipe-on poly The picture size is 8×10, which is the size of the mat we have in there with a 5×7 photo. I used splines on this and the only other frame I’ve built, and probably always will because I think they’re dead sexy.
This was another fun build with quite I few lessons learned along the way. I’ve already got another frame request under way, so I’ll throw that up here when I’m done also.
Any questions, comments or constructive criticism is always welcome. I know I have a ton to learn still, so if you can throw some tidbits of wisdom my way, I’ll take it!
Thanks for looking.

-- It's a BEAUTIFUL day to cut some wood & build something!

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-19-2017 03:51 AM

Sweet picture frame!!

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#2 posted 05-19-2017 02:47 PM

That’s a great looking project. The darker walnut has some beautiful grain pattern and pairs up will with the lighter cherry.

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#3 posted 05-19-2017 03:43 PM

What a beautiful frame and done so nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 05-19-2017 09:33 PM

The figured walnut is gorgeous! Great job on the frame.

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#5 posted 05-20-2017 12:52 AM

Goof job! Very inspiring

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#6 posted 05-23-2017 09:10 PM

Just saw all of these comments, and want you to know I appreciate the support. Thanks guys!

-- It's a BEAUTIFUL day to cut some wood & build something!

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