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Project by drirot posted 07-28-2010 01:16 AM 3131 views 27 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I got the inspiration for the frame after watching Marc Spagnuolo (AKA the WoodWhisperer http://thewoodwhisperer.com) create his Greene & Greene Mirror Frame. Most of my project consist of squared edges, cabinets, boxes, etc. I will be posting those at a later date. This project is more difficult than it looks. I provided several challenges and techniques that I had never done before, with the first on being how do I modify the design to fit my needs. If you would like anymore detailed info just let me know, and I will answer as best as I can.

This not stained. There are 2 coats of Watco natural Danish oil, and then several coats of 50-50 mineral spirits and polyurathane sanded with320 grit between coats. The last coat is sanded with 600 grit with watch oil being used as a lubricant. Last is a wax finish.





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Dan Hux

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#1 posted 07-28-2010 02:01 AM

looks great, what color is the stain?

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 07-28-2010 02:23 AM

very nice, I like it

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Alan Van Art

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#3 posted 07-28-2010 02:43 AM

I love Arts & Crafts style furniture, this looks awesome! If you have a sketch or something, I’d really like to try one for myself.

-- Alan Van Art

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Gary Lucas

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#4 posted 07-28-2010 03:49 AM

Having seen this project in person the picture does not do justice to how awesome this looks. Those are ebony piece accents some of them very smalll.

-- Go create sawdust

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drirot

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#5 posted 07-28-2010 03:55 AM

This is not stained. It has 2 coats of watco natural oil applied to the mahogany, and then 4 coats of a wiping varnish. 50-50 mix of mineral spirits and polyurathane.

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WWilson

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#6 posted 07-28-2010 04:13 AM

Great work. Very nice adaptation! Did you shoot a pic to Marc? I am sure he would dig it!

-Will

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Madcham

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#7 posted 07-28-2010 04:45 AM

Really nice job!

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Woodenwizard

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#8 posted 07-28-2010 06:26 AM

Love the frame. I do a lot of custom picture framing and can say with out hesitation your work is first rate.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Tim29

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#9 posted 07-28-2010 06:37 AM

Very nice work. Greene and Greene is not always the easiest to pull off. you did great!

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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559dustdesigns

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#10 posted 07-28-2010 09:38 AM

Absolutely eye catching.
I totally agree with Tim.
Thanks for giving us a look.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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stefang

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#11 posted 07-28-2010 02:44 PM

Beautiful job you did on this, both workmanship, design and wood.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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drirot

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#12 posted 07-28-2010 03:02 PM

looks great, what color is the stain?

—Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://danhuxwoodworking.wordpress.com

This is not stained. It has 2 coats of watco natural oil applied to the mahogany, and then 4 coats of a wiping varnish. 50-50 mix of mineral spirits and polyurathane.

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Cher

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#13 posted 07-28-2010 05:53 PM

The frame is as lovely as the children.

Thanks for sharing.

-- When you know better you do better.

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dufus7441

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#14 posted 07-28-2010 05:58 PM

That really nice, great job.

-- Paul

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#15 posted 07-28-2010 06:03 PM

Beautiful. You certainly did justice to the style….and the finish is superb. The wood has such beautiful color, that I too thought you had stained it at first….I woud have guessed a cherry stain….Thanks for sharing such a spectacular piece.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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