|Project by kshipp||posted 02-28-2008 06:44 AM||1914 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I made this frame for a good friend of mine who let me borrow a tool and I forgot for a while to give it back. I really just like to have an excuse to make things and this was a good one.
The frame is maple with the bubinga accents. I was inspired by this frame that Andy made.
The finish is four coats of a gel satin poly that I wiped on and lightly buffed in between coats with 000 steel wool. It came out to a very smooth finish.
The picture is a print from a local artist with many buildings in my town. There was a newspaper article about him so I put plexiglass on the back of the frame so the article would be visible. I also did this in another one of my frames for the same picture.
This was also one of my first projects planned partly on SketchUp which I talked about in this thread.
As always, comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.
-- Kyle Shipp, http://battleshipp.blogspot.com