Miter -Less Picture Frame For A Teacher’s Pet

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Project by kdc68 posted 08-08-2013 10:34 AM 3185 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mother volunteers a lot of her time at the grade school my two young nieces attend. The teacher (a crafts person) showed her appreciation this last school year by making a thank you card for my mother. The card’s theme has a 50’s/60’s vibe and a 3D look. Because of the embellishments on the card, a shadow box type picture frame was needed.
Picture 1: Completed shadow box picture frame made of curly maple, cherry, ½” and ¼” MDF, and paperbacked maple veneer.
Picture 2: I had a mat cut and applied to the thank you card at my local frame shop.
Picture 3: I photocopied and laminated the kind words written on the inside of the thank you card by the teacher and incorporated this in the veneered back panel.
Picture 4: Is the assembled/sanded frame and cut-offs in the foreground showing the construction. Dowels were used to assemble the frame members together.
I got the inspiration from a project post I seen here on L.J.’s by member Mark Blomster. I made my frame using this concept.
I want to say thank you Mark for sharing a great idea on how to stray away from the traditional mitered corner.

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#1 posted 08-08-2013 11:55 AM

Great looking frame, I like the design.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 08-08-2013 12:22 PM

Nice frame. Nice wood combos

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 08-08-2013 12:51 PM

very nice,great build.i’m gonna have to try one of these….

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 08-08-2013 01:41 PM

Very nice work, I like look.

-- Chris K

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#5 posted 08-08-2013 08:27 PM

Thanks everyone for the compliments

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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