Oak Frame

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Project by jack1 posted 06-22-2012 06:03 PM 1553 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a Thursday night “This Old House Hour” gathering at my house every week and one of the guys brought this picture over one night to show us. It’s a painting his youngest brother did of his Great Grandmother from a wallet photo. She died in 1957 at the age of 100. He explained that his brother had passed away and this is all he had to remember both of them. I offered to make an oak frame and he let me take measurements.

It’s made from an old white oak stair tread I recycled. I used kreg joinery on the frame and backed it with 1/8” oak plywood inset in a rabbet. The screws you see are to attach the painting to the frame and reinforce it for hanging.

I used a combination of a 1/2” round over and then a roman ogee bit for the frame edges. The stain is Min-Wax golden oak and a polished wax finish.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#1 posted 06-22-2012 06:36 PM

jack is back

and gradma never looked so good

nice clean work

say hi to the guys
i enjoyed talking with them

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 06-22-2012 09:37 PM

Nice frame, Jack!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 06-22-2012 10:11 PM

Nice frame!

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#4 posted 06-22-2012 10:50 PM

Good job! I really like the edge profile. This frame nicely compliments the picture without taking over the display. I like that in a good frame or display case.
The “This Old House Hour” group sounds like a lot of fun.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#5 posted 06-22-2012 11:20 PM

I like the use of the oak in such a subtle way. It shows a nice strong profile, yet is small and doesn’t threaten to overpower the topic. Granny would be pleased, as well as her great grandson, the artist.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 06-29-2012 02:52 AM

Well done, the frame suits the painting.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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