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A few picture frames as gifts for the holidays.
The wood is cherry & White oak
Enjoy





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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 609 days ago

great frames.i just built my first frames but they didn’t turn out this nice.thanks for sharing!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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JSB

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#2 posted 609 days ago

Nice frames. I was going to attempt to build a few this holiday season…how are they secured on the miters?

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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DMC1903

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#3 posted 609 days ago

Jsb,
These frames are held together using titebound 3, since they are end grain joints. I applyed a coat of glue that was thined wth water, allowed it to dry and seal the wood, then applyed another coat of glue and set it frame miter clamps.
Other frames, I have used Half lap and Brindle joints or used plugs to fasten the frames.
Hope this helps

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JSB

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#4 posted 608 days ago

Thanks for the tips. I never thought of pre-sealing the end grain with glue. I just built a new miter sled for the table saw so it sounds like I have some work to do!
Thanks again and good job!

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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horsch

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#5 posted 608 days ago

I am getting ready to make some frames for the first time. What thickness stock do you usually start with and how deep do you make the recess in the back? Thanks

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DMC1903

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#6 posted 608 days ago

Horsch,
An allowance of 1/16” along each edge (or 1/8” on the height and the width) makes it so that the other components can drop easily into the recess. For measuring purposes the overall sizes of the mat, glass and backing are all presumed to be the same size as the frame. But if they really were, it would make for a tight fit. So the frame is made slightly larger by adding an allowance.
The thickness of the stock depends on personal taste, types of edging. I have bundles of precut lengths at 4/4, &2” wide, this allows plenty of room for different types of edging Hope this helps, please ask, if have more questions
Dmc

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