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Picture frame for my wife

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Project by Kenshu posted 1168 days ago 1324 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this frame to house a painted feather I had purchased as a christmas gift for my wife. I am still learning a lot and this is my first project that was designated for display.

The main portion of the frame is made with rosewood and the edge accents are lacewood. I finished it with three coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Satin wiped on with a cloth and lightly sanded with 320 grit between coats.

The miters are not perfect but I am very happy with how it turned out. I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures and once I have it mounted on the wall I will try to take some better ones.

-- The second mouse gets the cheese.





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christopheralan

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#1 posted 1168 days ago

Looks great and from what the pics show, the miters look tight! Well done!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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Ben Miller

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#2 posted 1168 days ago

Agree with Christopher, looks great to me. The miters look awesome! Great work!

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DaveTPilot

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#3 posted 1168 days ago

Looks beautiful! We are our own worse critics.

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com

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Michael

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#4 posted 1168 days ago

I think your picture frame looks GREAT!! If this is your first project, your on way way to be a master woodwoodworker.

-- Michael, Ohio

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 1167 days ago

Nice work. Picture frames can be trying at times. Looks good from here.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Kenshu

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#6 posted 1167 days ago

I appreciate all the nice comments not to mention all the inspiration I have found on this site. This isnt exactly my first project, just the first one that was not strictly utilitarian or shop related. I have built my work bench, a cabinet to put my drill press on, and some storage shelves for the basement. This is my first attempt at anything worth displaying and fortunately for me my wife loves it, which was the point.

-- The second mouse gets the cheese.

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mtnwild

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#7 posted 1167 days ago

Nice. Putting that shop to good use. I started by needing frames. Always a good project.

Great frame for a beautiful feather, cool…....................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Woodenwizard

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#8 posted 1167 days ago

I do a lot of custom picture frames and this is very well done. It is simple but elegant. It is important that the frame enhance the picture drawing people’s eye to the picture not the frame. You have done that very well.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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