Arts and Crafts Picture Frame

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Project by teenagewoodworker posted 05-25-2008 04:16 PM 2583 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an Arts and Crafts style picture frame I made for my cousins graduation. it is made out of Oak with is dyed with General Finishes Vintage Cherry. I wanted to do something different to join the sides so i joined them with hand cut half blind dovetails with are in the second picture. then i pinned the dovetails and added a decorative look in the corners by making an Ebony triangle peg. I home made it out of a 3/8” square piece of Ebony. lastly i put on a coat of Seal-coat and 2 coats of Arm-R-Seal. This project was a really fun one that took me at least 6 or 7 hours but it was worth it as it looks great and i tried out a lot of cool things. i also have this whole thing on film and it will be the next episode of the Teen Age Woodworker.

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#1 posted 05-25-2008 04:22 PM

nice joint work…

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#2 posted 05-25-2008 04:26 PM

Great work!

Thanks for the post


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#3 posted 05-25-2008 04:55 PM

Hey Denis, very nice work. Way to go on those dovetails!

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#4 posted 05-25-2008 05:28 PM

Nice looking joints. Great job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 05-25-2008 06:35 PM


VERY, VERY nice! The dovetails turned out great!!!

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#6 posted 05-26-2008 12:11 AM

Great looking frame. Nice dovetails. The peg looks great also.

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#7 posted 05-26-2008 12:35 AM

cool Dennis

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#8 posted 05-26-2008 01:00 AM

It is really exciting to see the younger talent grow.

Great Job!

I always love seeing your work and videos. One of these days I will try to catch up in the video department. (If I have trouble I know who to call for tech support.)

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#9 posted 05-26-2008 04:38 AM

Great work, Dennis!!

Your talents grow daily.


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#10 posted 05-26-2008 04:44 AM

thanks for the comments everyone. I gave it to my cousin and he loves it! he was really amazed too!

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#11 posted 05-26-2008 01:07 PM

You did a really nice job on this frame. The ebony accents give the frame a nice visual element and add strength to the joint.

Well done.

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#12 posted 05-27-2008 01:17 AM

Great job. You tried some cool stuff on this frame. I really like the peg idea also. You’ve got a creative streak for sure. Keep up the good work.

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#13 posted 06-01-2008 05:30 AM

Very nice work, on the picture frame.

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#14 posted 06-01-2008 05:33 PM

nice work teenWW. the handcut half-blind dovetails look good. I like the ebony accents.

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