Rustic Frame

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Project by CRR posted 10-24-2010 05:16 PM 1460 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After about 7 years we finally decided to get our Idaho map mounted on foam board and plexiglass cut for it. Next came the frame. To buy a frame for a product this size was way to expensive, so I headed done to the local salvage yard and picked up some old boards for $10 bucks. I wanted to preserve the natural edges so I decided to use butt joints and pocket screws for the joinery. Once together I routed out the back so that the print and glass would fit into it.

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#1 posted 10-24-2010 05:20 PM

Currently we live in Colorado. However, both my wife and I were born and raised in Melba, Idaho.

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#2 posted 10-24-2010 06:54 PM

Love the natural edges!!!! great idea!!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#3 posted 10-24-2010 06:59 PM

Very nice, IMO only way to display old prints is in a rustic frame.

-- Doug...

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#4 posted 10-24-2010 08:39 PM

Terrific rustic frame. Nice balance and symmetry on the frame!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#5 posted 10-25-2010 04:59 AM

I like it!

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#6 posted 10-25-2010 10:43 PM

Great looking frame. May keep this idea in mind for some future frames, I wish I did woodworking back when we had our maps framed.


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