|Project by Alongiron||posted 11-23-2011 06:24 PM||1637 views||14 times favorited||6 comments|
My Daughter lives in Dublin Ireland and is in Medical School. Her Boyfriend Barry; who was born and raised in Ireland brought us home a history of our name which included a lot of neat information. I think he was disappointed to find out that we are of Norwegian heritage and not Irish!... so in keeping with my Arts and Craft decor, I thought I would design a nice frame for it. The history of our name is on 14×11 paper to give you an idea of the size of the frame. The wood is quartersawn white oak that has mortise and tenon joinery. I drilled 3/8” pegs in each corner and made no attempt to discourage the wood from tearing out. I also left the pegs a little rasied from the frame itself in hopes to add a little “Aged” look to the frame itself. I added a 1/4” x 1/4” rabbet joint on the back side to except the glass, picture, and backer. I finished it with my favorite Danish oil and 3 coats of shellac with light sanding between coats. I hope you enjoy it and it gives you some inspiration for you making your own picture frame.
-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien