|Project by jakub76||posted 03-05-2013 02:29 PM||1557 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
Here are some picture frames made from reclaimed and scrap stock. I wanted to make 2 frames to house my son’s self portrait lino prints. So I got to work on some smaller frames from cut-offs – all keyed mitres. The darker wood came up beautifully after a ‘mahogony’ stain and some Linseed Oil. Not sure on the species but I suspect it’s some kind of Gum/Eucalypt.
The larger frames were made from Meranti (pacific maple) and I got lucky with a back/quarter-cut revealing some nice figure on the face. Dyed with ‘maple’ dye and finished with 2 coats of Tung Oil. The profile and rear dado are made with a single rabbeting router bit.
I made a ‘rough’ finish frame from the face of some very old Oregon/Douglas Fir. Still trying to decide if I should add a finish, maybe some oil…I quite like the hundred year patina ‘as-is’.
You can see I got some help finishing the two small, square frames. I love including my daughter into my projects and she really enjoys it too.
Thanks for looking – any advice welcome.