|Project by jack1||posted 06-22-2012 06:03 PM||1201 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
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!