Cherry and Black Walnut Picture Frames

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Project by sedcokid posted 08-03-2012 08:02 PM 1965 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife bought several numbered prints last winter in Florida and wanted me to make the frames for our Florida home. So upon our arrival in MI I started thinking about how to make a frame that was a little different. While going through my fathers ShopSmith magizines (that have been saved for many a year….) I stumbled onto a photo of a frame that looked somewhat like these. Some of you may recall that the last project I posted was a miter sled for my table saw, well I made it for this the purpose of making these frames, I have used it several times since and really like it. Two of the frames are 14” x 15” and the larger one is 23” x 29”. They are constructed from Cherry with a Black Walnut inlay. The finish is numerous coats of wipe on gloss poly. It was a fun project and all comments are welcome.

Thanks for takeing the time to look…

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#1 posted 08-03-2012 08:16 PM

Sweet. Good job.

And thanks for the idea. I need to make some frames someday. I hope they come out this nice.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 08-03-2012 08:23 PM

Thanks Steve, this project required several new router bits. It was a fun project. Thanks for looking

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 08-03-2012 08:50 PM

The frame, mat and picture really compliment each other and it looks super on the wall.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 08-03-2012 09:37 PM

Very nice Chuck. You did a quality job on these. Walnut and Cherry are great combinations.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 08-03-2012 10:01 PM

Great looking frames. I bet your wife loved them.

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#6 posted 08-04-2012 12:28 AM

Really nicely done. I like Walnut & Cherry as a combo. Nicely designed, and mitered.

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

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#7 posted 08-04-2012 02:40 AM

Good looking frames I’m just about to make one and yours give me some good Ideas Thanks

-- Pat Brownfield Westland,Michigan

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#8 posted 08-04-2012 03:14 AM

I really like these frames. Great wood combination & great craftsmanship. Until last year I rarely used contrasting woods on any project. It’s expensive. But I am really happy with the results. I haven’t worked with Walnut yet (again, expensive), is it as difficult to machine as I’ve heard ?

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#9 posted 08-04-2012 03:23 AM

Great looking frames Chuck, will keep you in sweet for awhile. Your mitre sledge gave you accurate cuts., well done.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#10 posted 08-04-2012 03:36 AM


We really like your frames. The wood combination and profiles look great. Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#11 posted 08-04-2012 10:48 AM

Lovely frames Chuck. I think cherry and walnut together is a great combination. Ken

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#12 posted 08-04-2012 01:34 PM

Great frames, the wood combination beautiful.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#13 posted 08-04-2012 05:27 PM

I enjoyed you comment about several new router bits; I always design each project around the next new tool I want to buy. Btw my wife is drooling over these frames … I think I know what i will be doing next week.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#14 posted 08-06-2012 01:12 PM

Great combination of the two woods. Very elegant. Nice craftsmanship.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#15 posted 08-06-2012 11:31 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments this was fun project and I even learned a few things.

Thanks for looking!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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