|Project by ayryq||posted 10-28-2012 10:18 PM||1947 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
Here’s a frame I made for a friend’s wedding gift. The artwork is by my now-four-year-old son, and is intended to be replaced. It’s a 11×14 frame matted to 8×10. Wood is cherry, begged off of my neighbor so I could get started sooner (our hardwood supplier is closed on Mondays) and walnut, found in my Grandpa’s basement.
Finish is leftover Formby’s “tung oil finish” and wax. From a distance the cherry looks kind of blotchy but up close it’s really nice. Not sure why. The cherry boards had been sitting in my neighbor’s garage unfinished for a few years, and they look blotchy too.
Weirdly, I think this is the first thing I’ve made involving mitres. Lots of picture frames, but no mitred corners. I used a table saw and Incra gauge for the cherry, and a power mitre saw for the walnut, and they both turned out pretty close.
What do you all use to hold the back in a picture frame (that is intended to be reopened)? I normally just use brads but I needed them to be able to change the picture and I needed to use something i could get at my friendly local hardware store (FLHS™). I wound up with an aluminum “turn button” from the “window clips” bin but when I tightened them down they pierced the foamboard backing.
I based it on a plan I found somewhere intended to demonstrate how to do inlay, and then I left out the inlay.
By the way, the “bowed” look in the picture is from standing too close with a wide-angle lens. The boards are straight, I promise.