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Picture frame for this year's family portrait.

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Project by NY_Rocking_Chairs posted 01-12-2012 04:32 AM 1222 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Picture frame for this year's family portrait.
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I needed a frame for my 8×10 portrait that goes to my office. So I threw this together out of the scrap bin. Black walnut with maple accent strips. I think I will make a contrasting one next, though I don’t have another picture to go in that one yet.

-- Rich, WNY, www.nyrockingchairs.com





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Ben Miller

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#1 posted 01-12-2012 04:50 AM

Looks great! How did you go about putting in the inlay?

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#2 posted 01-12-2012 05:08 AM

Wow Rich that’s a great looking frame. I like the contrasting lines they make a real nice design statement.

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#3 posted 01-12-2012 05:14 AM

Ben, just ran it across the TS at a 45 degree angle at a cutting depth of about 1/4” and glued some 1/8” x 3/8” maple strips in there, then sanded everything flat.

-- Rich, WNY, www.nyrockingchairs.com

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#4 posted 01-12-2012 05:40 PM

Very nice, well done.
I see a staple gun. Is that what you used to hold the picture and backer in place….....staples around the frame, bend up, insert picture, bend back down to hold in place?

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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NY_Rocking_Chairs

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#5 posted 01-12-2012 05:52 PM

Pretty much, though I laid the plexi, picture and ply backer in, then drove 1/2” staples in and bent down to put pressure on the backer. They will probably not survive and changing of the picture but I can just put in 4 new ones. I routed the space for the layers about 1/16” deeper than the material sandwich to leave room for the staples.

-- Rich, WNY, www.nyrockingchairs.com

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StumpyNubs

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#6 posted 01-12-2012 11:16 PM

If I send you one of my photos, will you put it in your frame?

Just kidding, nice job!

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#7 posted 01-13-2012 02:56 PM

Already have to make 6 more for customers, and that was just in the first 12 hours of making it available :)

-- Rich, WNY, www.nyrockingchairs.com

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#8 posted 10-29-2012 03:17 AM

I really like this frame. who doesn’t like the combo of black walnut and maple? But what strikes me the most is grain on the stiles. I love it… It almost looks like a spot light on either side of the photo.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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