Jointless picture frame

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Project by Adam D posted 764 days ago 1974 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used a single piece of walnut and cut a tilted dado in it. The glass came from a thrift-shop frame. The glass just rests in the dado, and leans back slightly as per the tilt. It took maybe an hour to make, including a clear shellac finish. I stuck on a few felt feet and it was ready to gift :-)

-- Adam, Rochester NY

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T. D. Reid

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#1 posted 764 days ago

I like the project and the picture! Really I like the design of the base and the belly. Cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#2 posted 764 days ago

That is a really great, quick and inexpensive idea!! Nicely executed.

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#3 posted 764 days ago

What base? ;)

-- So many tools, so little money. *heavy sigh*

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#4 posted 764 days ago

Nice display. :)

-- If a woodchuck could chuck wood, he's probably not a Lumberjock --

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#5 posted 764 days ago

I made something similar to hold my IPad….still use it daily.

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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#6 posted 764 days ago

Beautiful picture, and the frame of course ;)

-- Maraziukas, Lithuania,

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#7 posted 764 days ago

I made something similar and used LED lights to highlight the glass…..another idea for you on your next project.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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Don Johnson

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#8 posted 764 days ago

Nice job

I’m not a sailor, but I do like navel displays! LOL

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#9 posted 764 days ago

^^ Don Johnson everybody!

I like it, nice and simple


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#10 posted 764 days ago

What a beautiful gift!

-- Chris G. ; Los Angeles, CA

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Adam D

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#11 posted 764 days ago

The model in the original photo objected to my posting it to the masses. New pics show more of the frame anyway ;-)

-- Adam, Rochester NY

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#12 posted 764 days ago

Nice idea… Did you sand the glass edges or were they already that way? If you did what did you use.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Adam D

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#13 posted 764 days ago

@Max: I’d considered cutting my own glass and learning how to polish the edges, but the first thrift-shop I tried had a crappy chinese glue-up with some good glass for maybe $1.50. If you figure out a good DIY way of polishing the glass that nice, I’d love to hear about it.

-- Adam, Rochester NY

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