Picture frame experiment

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Project by GaryK posted 02-04-2011 03:29 AM 3471 views 7 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an experiment to see how things would look just cutting out veneer and gluing it directly to another piece of wood without doing an inlay or a full veneer.

The border pieces are Holly stacked and cut on a scroll saw and then glued to a Wenge backing board. I found that the problem is the glue squeeze out. If I were to do this again I would probably apply glue to the back and let it dry. Then use an iron to apply it.

The veneer is Holly with a Wenge background and a Maple frame and Wenge in the corners for strength.

It was made for an 8×10 picture.

All in all it turned out pretty good.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#1 posted 02-04-2011 03:32 AM

Nicely done. I have done some similar things, none any better than this.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#2 posted 02-04-2011 03:37 AM

Beautiful Gary, excellent work.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 02-04-2011 03:42 AM

Very nice! I thought at first it was scroll saw cut. The design was also very good. Excellent.
I am curious how did you cut the veneer and how did you avoid the smere of glue? Looks like you finally produced a wooden stickers that I can use to decorate my car console. Thanks for posting

-- Bert

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#4 posted 02-04-2011 03:44 AM


Nice to see you posting again. Your little girl is adorable . . . and so is the frame. Nice work.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 02-04-2011 03:50 AM

Gary Very nice. I can see your problem with glue squeeze out. It’s tough to control the amount of glue.

I would think that it would have been eaqsier to put on the glue while still in sheets and then cut the pieces out and iron on.

Great design.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 02-04-2011 04:01 AM

nice work.

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#7 posted 02-04-2011 04:32 AM

Another work of art Gary. You are a talented man.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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Thos. Angle

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#8 posted 02-04-2011 04:56 AM

Good job, Gary. I have a knife for a molder at one of my suppliers that makes a frame like this one. I shouldnt say it’s mine, but they had it made for me. I was trying to sell frames with carved leather inserts. I guess it didn’t work.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#9 posted 02-04-2011 05:41 AM

Gary, when I first saw this I thought it was inlay-ed. It is a very nice design. Do you have a pattern you might share?

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#10 posted 02-04-2011 05:54 AM

You could also try CA glue. I use it for a lot of my miniature pieces, which are often veneer and finicky and tiny and a *#$!@# to attach. It seems to work well. If you play around with different brands, some have a rather matte finish too that you don’t notice at all if it bleeds a little (and then absorbs into the wood on the back)

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#11 posted 02-04-2011 06:20 AM

Very well done ..impressive to say the least : )
It’s good to see another project from you , Gary !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#12 posted 02-04-2011 06:30 AM

Looks great. What kind of glue will dry and apply with heat? hide glue?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 02-04-2011 06:33 AM

You can do that with regular yellow or white glue.

-- To the man who only has a hammer in his toolkit, every problem looks like a nail.

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#14 posted 02-04-2011 06:55 AM

Very creative Gary nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 02-04-2011 07:05 AM

Beautiful little girl… You did a great job on the frames too! :)

Good idea… Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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