|Project by Vincent Nocito||posted 05-26-2011 02:56 PM||3316 views||10 times favorited||7 comments|
This is a picture frame sized to hold an 11” x 14” print. The frame is made from virola and has M&T construction and decorative ebony accent plugs. The design is based, in part, on frames from Greene and Greene’s Gamble House in Pasadena and a mirror frame designed by the late Mike McGlynn. The frame measure 20.5” w x 20” h. The crest rail (2.5” w) and bottom rail (2” w) are 3/4” thick, the wide stiles (2” w) are 5/8” and the narrow stiles (0.5” w) are 1/2”. Construction involves cutting the m&t joints, roughing out the shape of the crest rail on the bandsaw, final shaping with a spindle sander and assembly. The glass, print, matting and backer board sit in a rabbet and the are held in place with glazing points. A craft paper dustcover encloses the back of the frame. The frame is finished with three coats of semi-gloss Arm-R-Seal sanding to 600 mesh after the final coat.
The print is “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji Koshigaya in Musashi Province” by Utagawa Hiroshige (1858). It was purchased at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The V&A is a great museum dedicated to decorative arts and design. Unfortunately, the furniture gallery was closed for renovation during our visit and I was unable to see their collection. Oh well, maybe next time.