Valentine's Day frame

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Project by SteveTaylor posted 05-15-2012 02:53 AM 1311 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this frame for Valentine’s day for my bide of 22 years. Took the article from Fine Woodworking a few months back about a Greene and Greene pcture frame, and wanted to play with it a bit. I wanted to fram to have an old, antique, rustic look to it, and it was a good reason to play with dye’s and finishes.

The wood is plain big box store maple. I used an orange dye, and sanded it back to leave the dye only in the grain. Then I applied a weak terra cotta dye and lightly sanded it back. Followed up with amber shellac.

The heart on the frame is shallow carved, then I dabbed dark stain to the carving.

The picture, BTW, is photoshopped wedding and vacation pictures.


-- "I learn more from my mistakes than my I learn quite often."

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#1 posted 05-15-2012 10:41 PM

Great looking frame, nice joinery

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 05-16-2012 02:42 AM

Nice frame, I saw this project and its great to see you adaptation of it. Well done.

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

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