Simple Craftsman Frame

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Project by schroeder posted 591 days ago 1323 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a panel of stained glass that has been in our family for at least 100 years. All I know about it is that someone in the family made it, and it was in the shack my dad was born in South Dakota and his family brought it out to Oregon with them in the 30’s. I decided, since I hadn’t broken it yet, I better build a frame for it. Simple M & T, craftsman frame out of spalted White Oak and Black Walnut – Wife had juuuust the spot for it!

I’ve seen this pattern and size many times on ebay and the web – if anyone knows any history on the pattern or anything, I’d very much like to hear about it!


-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#1 posted 591 days ago

Very nice! How did you mount the glass?

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#2 posted 591 days ago

Looks great.

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#3 posted 591 days ago

Nice work and great way to preserve a family piece.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 591 days ago

Very cool.


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#5 posted 591 days ago

Very nicely done, and good idea to protect that glass!

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#6 posted 591 days ago

Verycool! Wish LJ had a like type button. I guess that’s the favorite button. Either way nice job!

-- I'm Chuck and I wood not chuck wood cause I keep finding uses for it!

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#7 posted 591 days ago

That tulip motif glass was pretty popular in the heyday of the arts and crafts period. That is a particularly nice example. Nice patina on the caming. It is still on my list of things to try – making stained glass panels – and it looks fun too.
I like the style of your frame as well. That long overhang really grabs your attention.
Nice one!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#8 posted 589 days ago

Really neat. We’ve come to expect that. Good work

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#9 posted 587 days ago

Beautiful work protecting that heirloom for another 80 some years. I also echo Thos.’ sentiment. It would only be a shocker if it wasn’t top-flight!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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