Which way looks best ? up or down Qtr sawn white oak framed scarab tile

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Project by Dan'um Style posted 12-02-2007 08:43 AM 1712 views 0 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Designed this frame today at the workbench.

Which way looks the best ? I wired both ends so it can hang either way.

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

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#1 posted 12-02-2007 08:51 AM

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#2 posted 12-02-2007 08:59 AM

I like it head up. Nice the way the beetle’s proboscis is mimicked by the frame. Are there supposed to be grayed out boxes in the top project frames?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#3 posted 12-02-2007 09:17 AM

I like the head up too. Once again Dan – your tiles are very nice, don’t mean to say anything negative about them – but your frames are some of the best looking frames I’ve ever seen.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 12-02-2007 11:57 AM

Yes, head up looks best for me, nice frames too.

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#5 posted 12-02-2007 12:45 PM

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#6 posted 12-02-2007 01:19 PM

I don’t think it matters! It looks great either way.
Nice design! I like the plugs

-- Illegitimis nil carborundum - Don't let the bastards grind you down

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#7 posted 12-02-2007 01:43 PM

I agree with up. This is a very strong design,nice work.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#8 posted 12-02-2007 01:48 PM

It would also look good sideways which makes it unique in that you can mount it in any position!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#9 posted 12-02-2007 02:48 PM


Heads up. Great looking frame.


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#10 posted 12-02-2007 02:57 PM

head up

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#11 posted 12-02-2007 03:52 PM

I like heads up also, Dan

-- Dan, West Virginia,

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#12 posted 12-02-2007 03:59 PM

T vote for up. Great job Dan.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#13 posted 12-02-2007 04:28 PM

How would it look with the tile up and the frame down, It would create a symetrical mirror effect and alittle more contrast. Perhaps alittle to distracting though.

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#14 posted 12-02-2007 04:47 PM

Ditto Harold. But either way the frame goes, the scarab should definitely be going up regardless (IMHO). It’s more positive.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#15 posted 12-02-2007 05:49 PM

I agree with Harold, I think it would look good with just the tile turned around and the extensions of the frame down with the head of the beatle up. Thats my two cents worth. Nice frame.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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