Cherry frame with Motawi tile inlay

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Project by pashley posted 06-25-2008 04:02 AM 2028 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Cherry frame with Motawi tile inlay
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My wife had a rather large matted print in storage for over a year now…finding a frame for it was just a bear.

Her birthday was coming up….

AH! A woodworking project to be had!

Ended up with this project, all cherry. Inlaid with 4 Motawi tiles, 3”x3”. About 30” x 40”

Made a “special sauce” for the finish – clear shellac with reddish brown and golden brown Trans-tint dyes. Finished with Briwax. My first time with shellac and wax – really liked it.

Her birthday was today, and she really liked it!

-- Have a blessed day!

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#1 posted 06-25-2008 05:10 AM

Excellent frame. I really like the added touch the tiles give it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 06-25-2008 06:44 AM

Very nice frame, and all that really matters is that your wife liked it.
Good job

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#3 posted 06-25-2008 07:15 AM

You’re right that finish made the piece along with the tile. Nice job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 06-25-2008 05:49 PM

great gift!!! i really like the corners…the photo doesnt show the actual size…this is actually pretty big…the finish turned out very nce…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 06-26-2008 04:06 AM

I like the design. my wife has a couple prints that need frames…

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#6 posted 06-26-2008 04:47 AM

Beautiful frame. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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