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Project by Retsof posted 607 days ago 1236 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this picture frame for my Sister for Christmas. It fits a 16”x20” mat for an 11”x14” photo.

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The frame is made from Cherry and finished with three coats of Watco Danish Oil followed by two coats of Bee’s Wax polish.

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It’s Arts & Crafts inspired, with the mortise and tenon joints, but I didn’t work from any plans. I cut all the pieces from the same cherry board. I think it looks pretty good with a few of my photos from the family farm in Upstate New York.

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The last photo shows several of the Christmas Presents that I made from wood this year. Each one was a great learning experience for me.

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-- "There seems to be a black hole in my garage that swallows up pencils and tape measures as soon as I put them down."





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 607 days ago

Simple and tasteful project.

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#2 posted 607 days ago

Nice frames.

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#3 posted 607 days ago

Very nice! I like a frame with no miters LOL!

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#4 posted 607 days ago

very attractive

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#5 posted 607 days ago

Your frame is very nice, but I love your fishing nets!

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rtbrmb

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#6 posted 607 days ago

The style of the frames really work with the pictures, especially the 1st one with the snowy scene.

What grit did you sand to before applying the oil ?

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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Retsof

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#7 posted 607 days ago

Thanks! I don’t mind making frames with mitered corners, but for this one, I wanted something big and chunky. I sanded with 120, 150, and 220 before oiling. Three coats of oil followed by two coats of bee’s wax and a good buffing, gives a nice silky finish that isn’t too glossy. The best thing is that it’s also quick.

-- "There seems to be a black hole in my garage that swallows up pencils and tape measures as soon as I put them down."

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#8 posted 606 days ago

Awesome picture frame

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