Scrap maple and cherry picture frames

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Project by Marcus posted 12-10-2012 09:47 PM 1856 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am making a desk out of cherry and maple for my wife for Christmas (well, maybe new year’s day (maybe labor day?)) and had a bit of scrap from ripping the wood down. Thought I would make a couple 5×7 picture frames that I could practice finishing (I’m glad I did, the first one turned out way too dark and blotchy) and then give away as Christmas presents to family (My mother in law will get the blotchy one!)

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#1 posted 12-10-2012 10:06 PM

Neat presents.

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#2 posted 12-10-2012 10:55 PM

I think they turned out great. Your MIL will love it.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 12-10-2012 11:01 PM

these are really lovely frames Marcus. sure am glad I posted my frames first or I never would have done after I saw yours! Thanks for sharing, Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland -

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#4 posted 12-10-2012 11:07 PM

The word “scrap” should never be applied on such wonderful works…BC

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#5 posted 12-11-2012 12:50 AM

Beautiful frames. Nice use of leftovers.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 12-11-2012 01:33 AM

I really, really like these. :)

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#7 posted 12-11-2012 12:24 PM

Hah, the blotchy one to your mother-in-law! Hope she doesn’t peruse LJ! Nice job on the frames, I like the figuring in the maple.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#8 posted 12-11-2012 03:32 PM

idea is taken!!! love em

-- M.K.

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#9 posted 12-11-2012 10:19 PM

Looks beautiful.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#10 posted 12-19-2012 04:28 PM

Very nice.

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