Frame for Wedding Gift

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Project by Chris Speights posted 06-23-2012 04:22 PM 1123 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have a wedding to go to tonight, so earlier in the week, we were trying to decide what to get the new couple. My wife got some stuff, but I decided to make a frame. This was my first attempt at a frame of any kind, so was extremely pleased. It’s spalted maple (I love this stuff) and meant to hold an 11×14 picture, or a matte with an 8×10 picture. It’s finished with about 4 coats of Arm-N-Seal.

Thanks for looking,


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#1 posted 06-23-2012 06:01 PM

A very nice and thaughtful gift. You did a nice job. the choice of compound miters on your first ever frame was a bold and brave plan. Woodworking is more fun when you keep trying new and chalinging tasks.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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#2 posted 06-24-2012 12:50 AM

A very nice frame, and gift for the newbies. Some very nicely cut miters there also. Yup, ya gotta luv that spalted wood.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 06-25-2012 03:43 PM

Thank you, both. The truth on the compound miters, oluf, is I didn’t grasp the complexity of what I was doing, haha. My wife just asked me to “try” and it fortunately did work out, but she was ready to go buy something if I couldn’t make it work.

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