|Project by Vincent Nocito||posted 10-17-2012 09:12 PM||2450 views||16 times favorited||10 comments|
This as an Arts & Crafts Picture Frame made from quartersawn white oak (picture 1,2, 3). The frame is 16” W x 19”H. The stiles are 3/4” thick and 2.75” wide. The rails are 5/8” thick and 2.5” wide. Frame construction is through mortise and tenons (picture 4 and 5). The print sits in a rabbet and is backed with 1/8” baltic birch plywood.
The finish is dark reddish brown Trans Tint dye followed by a seal coat of General Seal-A-Cell. The glaze coat is General Finishes Antique Walnut gel stain. The frame is finished with 3 coats of satin Arm-R-Seal and clear Briwax. Picture 6 shows the frame after the dye step of the finishing process. It is always a bit scary when using these water soluble dyes because the intermediate color is not representative of the way it will look upon completion. I have found that it is sometimes best to keep the project out of sight until the finishing is complete to avoid questions and odd stares.
The print is by Paul Lanquist commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway.