|Project by Woodshopfreak||posted 06-11-2008 07:52 AM||2560 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
Well, I have taken a liking to making frames because of the fact that they are relatively inexpensive, and they are fast and easy to make. I decided to make one for my mom and one for my dad at their offices. This one is my dads. It features a padauk frame, with Brazilian cherry splines. It also has two joined pieces of 1/8th inch maple that I resawed to make the back and picture stand. I then put a ribbon attaching the back panel and the frame stand to keep it from opening out all the way. The frame has a chamfered edge. I then put a finish of indoor/outdoor Minwax spar Urethane. It looks amazing and just has an unbelievable able sheen. It goes down so effortlessly and gives you a great finish with no orange peel ore uneven areas. I definitely recommend this finish. It brought out the beauty of this exotic wood and made it one of my favorite projects.
-- Tyler, Illinois