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Simple picture frame for 3 Generations

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Project by KimAccurso posted 05-30-2018 12:08 PM 652 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took a good picture of my grandpa, mom and myself after a good day spent in my garden. Printed it for them but wanted something to put it in and needed it quick – and would much rather take the time to make one than drive in to town to shop for one! I have a plan I downloaded for a splined picture frame but was really just going from memory on this one. The darker pieces are just pine (with Java Gel stain) with a groove cut along the miter for the 1/8” pieces of maple and a rabbet on the back for the glass. I prefinished the pieces with clear shellac – after the Java Gel on the pine. It was a pain to square up and glue with the maple extending slightly from the outer corners but I got it finally, and was happy with how it turned out except for the small mar you see on the left side in the photos. :)

Thanks for looking!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-30-2018 12:31 PM

Great idea for a frame. Thanks for sharing!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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TomGrin

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#2 posted 05-30-2018 12:52 PM

Cool corners! I like the grain in the pine.

-- Lets make some sawdust. Tom

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 05-30-2018 01:11 PM

WOW … what a beautiful frame …. also one great idea …. thanks for posting it … GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#4 posted 05-30-2018 01:47 PM

This frame is very creative and you have done a fine job on it.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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KimAccurso

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#5 posted 05-31-2018 12:02 AM



Cool corners! I like the grain in the pine.

- TomGrin

Thanks for the compliments, guys and Tom – this is the cheapest pine you can get at the hardware store – had left over from a shop project! :))

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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