Picture frame of Ipe

  • Advertise with us
Project by Hammerthumb posted 469 days ago 778 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a print that we picked up while on vacation in San Diego at one of the art museums in Balboa Park. My wife really liked the painting that was on display, and they happened to have prints of that painting for sale. She asked if I would make a picture frame for it. A couple of months later, here it is. It is made of Ipe with BLO and wax finish. I really like the BLO and wax for this wood as it is so dense that the bare wood will take a shine. No sand paper was used before finishing. It was all scraped with a card scraper, as it takes to long to sand Ipe because of it’s hardness.

Now I’m waiting for my wife to find the right wall to hang it on. This will probably take as long as it took me to build it!

-- Paul, Las Vegas

4 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile


111999 posts in 2160 days

#1 posted 469 days ago

Looks super.

-- Custom furniture

View Hammerthumb's profile


1100 posts in 558 days

#2 posted 469 days ago

Thanks Jim.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

View Dusty56's profile


11638 posts in 2271 days

#3 posted 469 days ago

Beautiful frame and artwork ….made for each other : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View ratchet's profile


1281 posts in 2370 days

#4 posted 468 days ago

I truly favor the work of Martin J. Heade. This painting I beleive hangs in a St. Louis museum. You have done it justice with your excellent picture frame! Thanks for sharing your work with us.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase