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Just a simple chestnut picture frame from some reclaimed wood I have. The splines are walnut.
-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang
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#1 posted 10-27-2010 02:15 AM
Michael, this is a pretty nice looking frame that you have built. I have never had the opportunity to work with chestnut but it looks to be an interesting wood. How did you finish this frame?
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#2 posted 10-27-2010 02:24 AM
Nice classic frame. The splines add a great touch.
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#3 posted 10-27-2010 03:23 AM
I really like the look of chestnut and this frame. Please post how you finished it.
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#4 posted 10-27-2010 03:05 PM
Sorry for not posting what I finished with. One coat of high gloss tung oil then I put 4 coats of minwax oil based polyurethane, while sanding with a fine foam sanding block between coats. I almost always use this coating. Chestnut is very easy to machine providing it doesnt contain wind shook or previously stressed wood.
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