Inlaid Picture Frame

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Project by Joe0907 posted 03-29-2012 11:30 PM 2090 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this frame as a gift about a year and a half ago. It’s curly maple with walnut inlays, finished just with a few coats of polyurethane. This was my first woodworking project I completed on my own, so I think it turned out pretty well. I designed it myself, but had plenty of guidance from my father about how to make my ideas work. The last image shows the piece during its last glue-up.

I also cut the glass on my own, which will probably be the last time I ever do that. I couldn’t get clean edges, so changing the picture puts your fingers in grave danger. Next time, I’ll stop being so cheap and have a professional cut my glass to size.

-- Joe

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#1 posted 03-30-2012 12:17 AM

Beautiful job on the inlays. They are flawless!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 03-30-2012 12:22 AM

Thank you! I probably spent more time trimming down the inlays to get them to fit just right than I did on any other part of the project.

-- Joe

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#3 posted 03-30-2012 02:59 AM

Thats one sharp looking frame.

Welcome to LJ’s nice to have you aboard.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 03-30-2012 08:07 AM

Great job and congrats on your first project…. Welcome to lumberjocks you will love it here. I’m making a frame right now but putting stone inlay on it with similar lines. Great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 03-30-2012 03:56 PM

Thanks for the compliments!

-- Joe

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#6 posted 03-31-2012 08:40 AM

Very Nice Project! Thanks For posting!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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