|Project by teenagewoodworker||posted 06-04-2008 01:51 AM||4009 views||0 times favorited||46 comments|
Well I’m finally done with these picture frames that i blogged about on my commissions series and i have got to say that they have been awesome and they are just so beautiful! really basic construction on this with just regular tongue and grooves but the things to me that really stick out are the Ebony pegs in the corners and the fact that the chamfer runs through the tongue and groove intersection and not just around the frame.
now to talk about the finish which was my favorite part as i have got to say that i am really liking the finishing aspect of woodworking almost as much as building now that i am successful at it and i have go a few successes so far. so the finish was 3 coats of danish oil doing nothing in between. then two coats of General finishes Arm-r-seal also doing nothing like no sanding in between until after the second coat when i rubbed the surface down with #00 steel wool. then it was time for the third coat of arm-r-seal and after that i rubbed down with #00 steel wool and buffed with a rag. it really brings out the color and the beauty in this hickory and all the pictures up top really put the finish to shame. also it is one of those things that i wish i could have everyone touch it as it is smooth as silk. so all in all this has been a really fun project and i know that the customer is going to like it!