Picture Frame

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Project by demps12 posted 05-10-2012 05:41 PM 1523 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This picture frame is a present I am giving to my teacher. She wanted me to make her a present for her to give to her future husband. I saw some very similar ideas on the internet and tried to replicate them close enough. I tried to keep it simple but yet have that eye catching “pop” at the same time. I used a base of maple wood with 1 1/2” curly maple veneer on top. On the outside and inside of the frame there is a 1/4” mahogany boarder to dress up the project. I used four coats of clear wipe on poly and sanded in between wipes. I also finished it with some wood wax. Hopefully she enjoys it as much as I do. Thanks for reading, and leave any tips or comments please! Thanks again.

-- Dempsey, Ohio

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#1 posted 05-10-2012 05:44 PM

Nice work she should like it alot!

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

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#2 posted 05-10-2012 06:34 PM

Beautiful!! Love it, will have to do that some time. Great gift…..............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 05-10-2012 09:55 PM

Very nice gift. You did good!

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

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#4 posted 05-10-2012 10:10 PM


-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#5 posted 05-11-2012 03:44 AM

Nicely done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#6 posted 05-11-2012 04:38 AM

Beautiful work, that curly maple veneer is shimmering, nicely done.

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

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#7 posted 05-11-2012 12:12 PM

Very nice.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 05-12-2012 01:34 AM

Thanks for the comments .. the veneer was tough to sand down on the miters because of breaking thru but im happy with the turn out. thanks again

-- Dempsey, Ohio

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