Flooring to Frame

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Project by kshipp posted 02-13-2008 06:37 AM 1881 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this frame from some scrap flooring I had around from a house project. I was actually just trying to test the setup of my miter saw but then it looked pretty nice so I made a frame. I didn’t want to strip the finish off and redo since it was pre-finished floor. I just cut off the tonuge and groove sides and then routed a recess for the picture and a detail on the outside. I painted the cut edges with flat black paint which is kind of a neat contrast to the high gloss top.
For the back I used a clear piece of plexiglass so the newspaper article would be visible. This print is a collage of my city that was done by a local artist who was highlighted in the paper.

-- Kyle Shipp,

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#1 posted 02-13-2008 08:05 AM

Nice frame. Judging from those tight miters – I’d say that your miter saw is tuned pretty good.

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

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#2 posted 02-13-2008 01:00 PM

Beautiful frame.

-- Jiri

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#3 posted 02-13-2008 01:12 PM

Hi Kyle,

That is a nice frame and an excellent way to use your leftover flooring. This is largely what I am doing with my flooring as well. With the cumaru frame that I made I did remove the finish and it took a lot of belt sanding to do so. That finish is extremely hard, as it should be for flooring.

Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 02-13-2008 01:41 PM

nice job!
and re-used wood. Sweet

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#5 posted 02-13-2008 03:29 PM

neat posting

welcome to lumberjocks

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#6 posted 02-28-2008 08:30 AM

Great job Kyle! I like to build picture frames myself. Bill is right about the miters, Nice Job. If you really like making frames as I do I found the LION miter trimmer to be an invaluable tool. If you do a lot of miters this is one great tool to have in your arsenal. check it out, but beware of fakes or copies, The LION brand is hands down the best.
Good luck on your frames, we all would love to see more of them!

-- --Chuck

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