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Beauty in Brokenness Stained Glass Window Frame

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Project by mdzehr posted 06-19-2017 11:00 AM 797 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was harder on me than the wood. It was my first attempt at distressing perfectly good wood. Someone donated three old, somewhat broken stained glass windows to our church and I needed to make a frame that would enhance as well as support the windows for visual displays like during communion service. The cracks were all manufactured with an awl, termite/insect holes were made with nails in a block of wood, and the saw marks were made by running my reciprocating saw backwards. Further distressing was done with a hatchet, block plane, hammer and nails. Corners were biscuit jointed and glued.

-- Mike, Lancaster PA





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swirt

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#1 posted 06-19-2017 12:59 PM

Wow. That came out great. Very convincing distressing.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 06-19-2017 02:01 PM

sometimes its fun to distress wood …helps you de stress LOL GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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mdzehr

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#3 posted 06-19-2017 02:52 PM

Thanks!


Wow. That came out great. Very convincing distressing.

- swirt


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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mdzehr

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#4 posted 06-19-2017 02:54 PM

Thanks Tony! The first time through was somewhat distressing but became more enjoyable the more realistic it looked.


sometimes its fun to distress wood …helps you de stress LOL GREAT JOB :<))

- GR8HUNTER


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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ohwoodeye

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#5 posted 06-19-2017 05:38 PM

Looks good

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Greg Sherman

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#6 posted 06-19-2017 05:42 PM

This project looks great. Very impressed and a worthy client.

-- Greg, Brentwood CA http://GregShermanDesigns.com

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mdzehr

101 posts in 89 days


#7 posted 06-19-2017 06:08 PM

Thanks Mike!


Looks good

- ohwoodeye


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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mdzehr

101 posts in 89 days


#8 posted 06-19-2017 06:09 PM

Thanks Greg! I’m thankful for a church family where I can share my love of woodworking!


This project looks great. Very impressed and a worthy client.

- Greg Sherman


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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