|Project by jack1||posted 10-12-2011 12:03 AM||1171 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
A couple of neighbors went to Disneyland a few months ago. They had a sidewalk artist do a water color caricature of them as a pirate and princess. They asked me to frame it in “dark oak”... Since that doesn’t exist, I used red oak with a walnut stain and clear varithane. I started out with some 1×3 cut-offs left over from previous projects and milled them to 5/8×1 and 3/4 inch rails and stiles. I cut a 1/2” wide and 3/8” deep rabbet to hold the picture and a 1/4 inch inside-cove to give depth and show more of the matting. I also used 1/4 inch plywood for the backing much as you would do for a cabinet back. The stiles are rails are held with glue and pegs. The dimensions are 19” x 12”. They were happy and it was a fun project.
-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!