Mosaic Picture Frame

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Project by plantek posted 12-23-2011 05:43 AM 2105 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well it’s been a long summer/Fall. Although I haven’t posted much I’ve been busy.
My sister and brother in law renewed there vows recently so I wanted to make them a special gift. I found this picture frame project in a WWJ Magizine and decided to give it a go. It was one of those simple projects that gets very involved. As you can see I cut, routed, sanded about 200+ blocks for the mosaic which is made from Santa Maria wood. The frame is oak ply that has been pocket holed together. The plan called for laminating thinner ply to make the frame but I had plenty of 3/4. The last pic is of a frame I made based on my own design. I call it a chase pattern (each rail follows the next). That one is made of oak with santa maria trim.
They where both finished with clear shellac and water based poly gloss.

Thanks for looking…

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#1 posted 12-23-2011 07:14 AM

Very nice work! I’m wondering if the edges of the blocks were sanded or routed, or are they just spaced apart like tiles? I’d like to try making something like this. Very pretty. Thanks.

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#2 posted 12-23-2011 07:19 AM

Those look great Plantek.

Not only you had 200 pieces; they are also small pieces.

Great job!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#3 posted 12-23-2011 08:13 AM

Nice to see something different. Well done….............

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 12-23-2011 08:25 AM

This a great design and fine build ,well done.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 12-23-2011 06:08 PM

Thanks Folks…

Mark: the edges are beveled to give the appearance of spaces.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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