Arts and Crafts Picture Frame

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Project by Bob posted 05-09-2008 10:04 PM 1718 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this picture frame for an oil painting my father-in-law painted for us. Since it’s of a scene in Pasadena, I thought I would give it a Greene and Greene kind of feel. It’s made from quartersawn white oak and has rounded through tenons with pyramid pegs. I used a gel stain to darken the wood and make the ray flake pop out, then finished with polyurethane.

-- Bob, Oak Park Il,

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#1 posted 05-09-2008 10:45 PM

Very nice. I really like the tenons and pegs.

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#2 posted 05-09-2008 11:37 PM

This is a gorgeous frame. I really like the style and design.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 05-10-2008 01:03 AM

I am also interested in this style of furniture. Are these your plans or something from a book or magazine?

-- Czajka1

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#4 posted 05-10-2008 01:09 AM

This was my design, but really there’s not much to it. I did get some tips on pegged tenon joints from a recent article in Fine Woodworking, but once you know the dimensions you want, it’s just a matter of deciding how wide you want sides, top, and bottom should be. I wanted to taper the sides even more than they are, but my stock wasn’t wide enough.

If you have specific questions, I’d be glad to answer them.

-- Bob, Oak Park Il,

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#5 posted 05-10-2008 03:57 AM

I’ve been told by a master craftsman boxmaker on this site that making a good frame is one of the hardest things to do. I took it as a very high compliment indeed, that also looks like a very nice frame. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 05-10-2008 04:05 AM

Good looking frame Bob. Like the painting too !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 05-29-2008 04:48 AM

Looks good, thanks for sharing, the design has inspired me to make 6 frames for some small prints of the French Quarter we picked up in the big easy last year. Wish me luck this will be the first project in my new shop after months of tool hunting and set up.

Take care
Ron in Elmhurst

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#8 posted 05-29-2008 03:36 PM

Good luck! Let us know how they turn out.

-- Bob, Oak Park Il,

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#9 posted 02-03-2016 05:52 AM

Very nice project

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