Picture Frames. My First project.

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Project by AngieO posted 07-14-2012 02:38 AM 2138 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project. I’m a newbie to woodworking. I posted this on the blog portion. Not great pics but had to use my phone. I’m pretty excited and can’t wait for the next project. This may be too simple to you experienced woodworkers… but hopefully it’s just the first of many and that I can keep moving up to bigger and bigger projects. I have a box planned for tomorrow… and then… who knows… as long as I get to make something I’m happy :)

Pic #1 – Obviously my finished frames
Pic #2 – The first one before I glued it up. Just rounded edge on outside. Used a roundover bit for edge
Pic #3 – The smaller frame. My second one I made. Used roundover bit again and just raised it a little higher and used it on inside and outside of frame.
Pic #4 – This is just the back of the frame where I did the groove using a straight bit.

Also my first experience staining wood. I used the same stain and just wanted to see the different affect it had. On the larger one I put the stain on, wiped it off… then applied another coat and left. On the square frame I applied only one coat and wiped it off after about 2 minutes.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 07-14-2012 03:47 AM

You are on your way. Nice first job. Learn from every job you do. I learn more from my mistakes, than my sucesses.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 07-14-2012 03:56 AM

you’re already showing improvement! Just remember to ask if you have any questions.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 07-14-2012 02:04 PM

Well done!! Great start, thanks for posting and welcome to LJ”s.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 07-14-2012 10:03 PM

Nice frames and a nice start. They certainly look a lot better than my first projects. But more importantly, as long as your making something your happy is the right attitude. I look forward to seeing tomorrows boxes :)

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#5 posted 07-17-2012 03:27 AM

Those are nice, I’ve not yet made a picture frame, yours looks very nicely done.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#6 posted 07-17-2012 03:31 AM

Thanks. I hope to get the little box I made posted tomorrow. Just got to stain it. I’m having fun and learning a lot.

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#7 posted 07-17-2012 12:08 PM

Hi Angie, nice first project! Welcome to Lumberjocks. You’ll learn more here than you ever did in school!!
The frames came out nice.What did you cut the miters on?


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

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#8 posted 07-17-2012 02:51 PM

I used my miter saw. I’m sure I didn’t use the “normal” method…. But I am happy with how the corners came out.
Thanks. On my way now to finish my latest project.

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#9 posted 07-18-2012 04:12 AM

I have to say you go right for the jugular as far as project choices. This and the box, to me, are tough things to take on as a newbie. Everything else should be easy for you now :o)

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#10 posted 07-18-2012 04:34 AM

SuburbanDon… I just posted another pic as well. I built a workbench today. I have a little bit of an addiction I think :) Thanks for the comments.

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#11 posted 07-19-2012 03:43 AM

Welcome to LJ AngieO .It sure looks like you have a good start ,but if you get in a bind,don’t be afraid to ask questions,or for help.We all share this addiction to make things with wood and the meetings are on LJ 24 hrs a .just have fun and be careful,safety first.

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#12 posted 08-19-2012 11:42 AM

I see your first project is the same as mine. You did a good job. I didn’t think about using tape as a way to clamp the corners together. Good idea. I ended up cutting half lap joints with a backsaw because I thought I needed a band clamp to glue up straight 45 degree cuts. Now I see that there is a way to do it. We may both be newbies, but hey, I’ve already learned something from you!

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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