|Project by CampD||posted 04-10-2011 10:54 PM||2925 views||7 times favorited||17 comments|
Picture frame made from Curly Ash found while spitting fire wood for my Step son.
1st the story behind the find. Lent my splitter to the Step Son as he had cut down 5 Ash trees in his yard. He travels a lot for work and really wasn’t getting to far with the splitting, so I helped him out one Saturday last fall to get the splitter back to finish up for my self. While hes splitting he asks me what type of wood this is (showing me the curly ash) told him and grabbed a couple pieces telling him I’ll make them something out of it.
I knew that it would have to be a picture frame as the pieces were only 17” long. I had an idea what I wanted to do, but searched through LJ’s for ideas. Decided upon a mix between Arts & Crafts/Green & Green style.
Rails are 1 1/2” wide with through tenons with 1/4” cherry plugs (also from the woodpile) and with 1/4” cherry framed inside the frame. 2 coats of Golden oak stain (ash had some brown staining) with 4 coats tung oil finish. This will display their 2 sons.