|Project by Darrell Peart||posted 10-06-2011 03:26 PM||8025 views||39 times favorited||21 comments|
Two mirror/picture frames in the Greene & Greene style.
Their names come from the Pacific NW.
Wenatchee (Frame with mitered curvy line)… A town in eastern Washington where I was born. My ancestor’s homesteaded here. I spent a lot of summers there in the 60’s working in the orchards.
Tahoma (frame with cloud lift shape ”through tenon” )…The Native American name for Mt Rainer.
The through tenons on the Wenatchee Frame are faux – although 1-inch floating tenons are used on all four joints. The bottom faux tenon mimics the shape of the corresponding cloud lift.
The curvy joint on the Tahoma frame was done with a CNC template I designed and had made. I use pinch dogs to assemble the frame – the mating curvy line registers and locks the frame parts at exactly 90-degrees. There is no tendency to slip and move like you would have with a straight 45-degree miter joint.
Once the miters are glued , I cut a kerf for the spline on the table saw. I use a flush trim bit with an oversize bearing to leave the spline uniformly proud.
-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop