|Project by Douglas||posted 08-13-2012 02:57 AM||4156 views||24 times favorited||14 comments|
Three craftsman style picture frames, that I am going to use to house some WPA National Park posters . I used three different woods, and three different finishes, as this was sort of test run to try out some different approaches.
The first frame is cherry, with a few coats of oil-varnish wipe-on, sanded between coats. The second is qtr sawn white oak, first with a dark tint dye, then a few coats of wiped on amber shellac, then some dark brown paste wax. The third is red oak, and was first going to be just a test piece to make sure the cuts were set as I went. But, it turned out well, so I stuck with it. It is finished with two coats of dark walnut Dansih oil. It still needs a coat of clear paste wax.
All three have ebony pegs.
Here's a link to higher res version of the photos
-- Douglas in Chicago - http://dcwwoodworks.com