|Project by William||posted 12-27-2012 01:16 AM||1262 views||0 times favorited||35 comments|
One of my sons recently got married. He, and his bride, wanted their license and the garter (not my idea) framed. One of the brides maids works at a professional frame shop and offered to matte and frame it for them. My son asked her to matte it, but said that he wanted his Dad to frame it because he says I make the nicest frames. Now, he didn’t tell me this. I was told of this conversation in private from the girl who was supposed to matte it when she delivered the matted piece that was to be framed to me.
Well, after being told this, I set out to think of a way to make a frame that was especially more nice than I normally make.
I am sure this is not original. I just can’t remember if, or where I may have seen it at. I have seen splines in plenty of frames. That was the original idea for the contrasting splines nearest the corners on all four joints. After doing that though, I had the notion to put two more splines at opposite corners, running across the corners of the glass. I didn’t know how it would turn out, but I knew it would either look real nice, or it would make for some real fancy firewood.
I am happy with the way it turned out.
The dark frame is sapelle. The contrasting splines are box elder.
I want to especially thank a good friend, Marty, who sent me the box elder for a different project that never actually got off the ground. Thank you Marty. I never started the train because of an equipment failure that I haven’t been able to finance a repair for. As you can see though, a small section of one of the boards went to a real good cause.
It is all finished with two coats of Minwax Gloss Polyurethane, and then two coats of Johnson’s Paste Wax.