|Project by scrappy||posted 07-10-2011 03:59 AM||1263 views||1 time favorited||15 comments|
Here is a Frame I made for my wife’s, Grandmothers dress. She lived for 100 years. (1898 to 1998) This dress was made by Her great-great grandmother in 1898. It is all hand sewn and “tatted”. (tatting is the way they used to make lace.
Frame is Mahogany. Back board is 1/2 inch ply covered in 1/4 inch foam, ( so you can stick a pin through it to hold the dress) then covered in black velvet (from an old dress I got at GoodWill, cheaper then buying the material)
Inset the glass along the front edge by cutting a grove with the table saw. Cut a rabbit in the back edge for the plywood.
We wanted this to be pretty air tight so it won’t get dust inside. So I shoved a thin slice of foam into the grove for the glass prior to assembly. This also allows for wood movement and keeps the glass from rattling.
Finnish is thinned spar varathane gloss.
Please post all comments and suggestions. I am always looking to improve my skills.
Thanks for looking.
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