|Project by JWF||posted 06-18-2012 01:22 AM||3359 views||7 times favorited||8 comments|
Two sided picture frame like Christian Becksvoort’s in the June 2010 Fine Woodworking. As soon as I saw his article I knew I wanted to build one. When Mother’s Day came around I decided to make one for my mom. Mine is scaled down to fit a 4×6 photo. That led to 1/8” thick tenons and you can see from one of the pictures what that means. Snap, snap! Good thing I cut enough for spares. This was my first try at mortise and tenon joints so I figure I’m allowed a couple of oooops moments. Made the pins by drilling a hole in a metal plate the size I needed to make a custom dowel plate. Took several tries to get two good pins since they were so small.
Material is mahogany with walnut for the itty-bitty pins. The glass came from a couple of Dollar Store frames I bought just for the glass. Finish is a couple of coats of Zinsser amber shellac. I had to fight the urge to glue a piece of macaroni to it since it’s a Mother’s Day present.
I definitely plan to build more of these but I’ll leave room for a mat on each side when I do. Having the pictures directly on the glass is not the best way to display them.