|Project by joejt||posted 2207 days ago||945 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
I had this unframed oil painting of the Grand Canyon which was painted by a cousin years ago. He gave it to me on condition that I build a frame for it. The frame really brought out the colors and depth of the painting.
I decided on a rustic western style frame but wanted to put a little of my northwestern PA roots into it. That part of the country is a great source for Cherry lumber. The outer frame is reclaimed, weathered, cedar fence board material (cedar grows at the Grand Canyon). The inner frame surrounding the painiting is cherry.
The Cedar fence material was wire brushed to remove most of the dirt before running though the planer. After planing and assembling the frame, I finished it with several coats of 1# cut shellac. That gives it a soft gloss and smooth finish.