|Project by sjbSAE||posted 05-12-2013 08:14 AM||1030 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
First time poster, long time forum stalker. This is the first thing that I’ve put together that I felt was worth sharing. My wife and I are expecting our first child in early September. I put this frame together as a Mother’s Day gift to house ultrasound pictures and future baby pictures. It’s an 8×10, maybe I’ll mat it down to a 5×7 later. The guts of the frame (glass, backing etc) will be taken out of an old store bought frame…this was a last minute idea and I didn’t have time to by much for supplies. The cherry is some left over stock from the crib that I am “attempting” to build. I’ll remove the attempting when I have something that looks more like a baby cage than a pile of sticks. The maple inlay is from some left over stock from my Woodgears tilting router lift build. I bought the maple from Lowe’s or Home Depot (I don’t remember) and it actually had some really nice bird’s-eye grain to it. I cut ~1/8” veneer off one of the boards using my fancy new Grr-Ripper and DIY table saw fence inspired by Hutch. Miters were all cut using a ghetto picture frame sled that I build out of a piece of particle board shelving and some more scrap cherry – you can see the sled in the glue up picture. Note to anyone doing this – figure out how you are going to clamp it up before you apply glue…I’m a hack. Moldings/inlay grooves were all cut on my router table. I had a couple of screw ups. One big – the others not so big. You can see a diagonal line along one of the longer sides. I cut 3 short sides on accident and had to glue it back up so that I wouldn’t have to convert to a 5×7 frame. I guess I missed the “measure twice, cut once” class. It doesn’t look terrible, lesson learned I guess. One of the corners is a little rounded over due to some overzealous sanding. There is also a little bit of tear out on the rabbet that accepts the glass. It isn’t finished yet, the way you see it in the picture is just wiped w/ some mineral spirits to get the dust of and to see what the grain looks like. Please feel free to comment w/ any suggestions for next time – I’m still new to this. Thanks for looking.