|Project by CedarFreakCarl||posted 11-23-2007 02:33 AM||9452 views||20 times favorited||17 comments|
Here are some picture frames I made for Christmas gifts. The design came out of the November 2007 issue of Wood Magazine. I changed the top a little, but the basic design is the same. These are pretty easy to make, but a little aggravating to finish. All those nooks and crannys are tough to get even coverage in. At any rate I made about 10 of these things. The ones in the pics are quarter sawn oak, padauk, Australian cypress and cherry. I also made some in walnut, heart pine and red cedar. I was trying to clean out my scap pile. There are two pieces of 1/8” lexan sliding in a 1/4” plus a couple of shims worth of a groove by dado to allow for two pictures in between. The top is held in place by 1/8” dowels.
I was really surprised how well they went over. I gave one to an elderly aunt of mine and she was really tickled to have it. I had printed out some old family pictures as well as some from this years family reunion. The look on her face was priceless and really gave me a warm fuzzy. I guess that’s what Christmas is all about.
-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC