Arts and Craft Picture Frame

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Project by Alongiron posted 11-23-2011 06:24 PM 1610 views 14 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.....Steve Lien

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#1 posted 11-23-2011 06:29 PM

Very cool design and well built and beautiful.

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#2 posted 11-23-2011 10:07 PM

Very neat picture frame. I love the design!!..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 11-23-2011 10:12 PM

Steve that is a beauty. I really like the design elements – well done. Wishing your daughter all the best in her studies, you must be very proud of her.

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

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#4 posted 11-24-2011 05:27 AM

I really enjoy working with QSWO. It finishes so well and looks incredible

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#5 posted 11-24-2011 05:33 AM

Thanks a lot for taking a look. It was a fun little project.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#6 posted 11-24-2011 04:50 PM

Great job, nice design!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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