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Project by jim C posted 07-22-2012 08:05 PM 1761 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I purchased a print of a northwoods theme to hang in our knotty pine bedroom at our summer lake house.
So the need to create a frame. It’s nothing special, but go’s well with the wood colors in the bedroom.
The material is pine, the construction is floating tenons. The “rope” trim is store bought. (I ain’t that good!)
I didn’t want the miter style, as another frame I made for the bedroom was half lapped. So this matches the style but different construction.
The stain is minwax red oak, and the finish is minwax polycrilic gloss. I love the water based polys. Spray three coats and the stuff drys clear and super smooth.
No awards, but suitable for hanging.
Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 07-22-2012 08:09 PM

I was going to ask if you made the Trim… like Bob Simmons has presented, etc.

Rope trim… What type of rope? Specifics?

Looks COOL!

Nice job!

Thank you.

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#2 posted 07-22-2012 08:16 PM

It’s wood they designate as “rope” trim at Lowes

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#3 posted 07-22-2012 08:34 PM

Very nice

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#4 posted 07-22-2012 08:36 PM

Looks good from here!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 07-22-2012 08:43 PM

Nice looking frame you got there, Jim. Good job.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#6 posted 07-22-2012 11:12 PM

Man that’s pretty Jim. Looks good, you know that rope isn’t that hard to make. I bet you could make some.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#7 posted 07-22-2012 11:16 PM

I just might tackle it one day.
THAT would be one to post.

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#8 posted 07-23-2012 03:22 AM

Jim this is my favorite of your work that you have posted…besides maybe the hand drill mixer.

Beautiful frame, trim, stain, and complements the print.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#9 posted 07-25-2012 10:43 PM

spunwood, glad you remember the mixer

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#10 posted 07-26-2012 05:13 AM

My PC is getting de-wormed so I am looking at the frame with tablet which has good points and bad points.
The bad point is the virtual keyboard …. not fun!

The good point is that I can do the stretch and pinch with my fingers and blow up an image to detail easier than my PC and I really don’t see any issue with the store bought rope.
As stated before,the elements come together very well.
Did you used glass?
Here in earthquake country Ihave resorted to the anti-reflection Plexiglas. You don’t want a shake and have to watch out for broken glass!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#11 posted 07-27-2012 05:31 PM

Looks good Jim.
Sounds like it’s hanging in a nice location.


-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#12 posted 08-02-2012 10:11 PM

Thanks for the critique.
I use plexiglas, but where do you get anti-reflection plexiglas? That would be interesting.

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#13 posted 08-03-2012 01:06 AM


Do you have a TAP plastic store in your area, that’s where I get mine. I used to buy it at Michael’s, the crafts store, when I lived in Illinois but these stores apparently have some sort of “understanding” so Michael’s does not sell any Plexiglass at all!

There used to be a LARGE crafts store in Elgin I believe and I believe the name was Lee Wards but I don’t know if they exists any more.

On the web. I have never used them, that is the first one I found.

It is thinner, less than 1/16” and the non glare side faces away from the framed image (don’t laugh, the first time I did it I put it in wrong and was dissapointed when I still saw glare). There is a slight softening effect with this material and the thicker it is the softer the image. I would search for some 1/32” for less softening.

If you would like, I can send you some sample material.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#14 posted 08-03-2012 05:29 PM

I’ll look online or google for local sources.
There are no TAPS in the midwest.
Thanks for the thickness pointers as well.

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#15 posted 08-03-2012 06:40 PM


I have a 3” x 6” x. 049” piece left over if you want it.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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