|Project by kdc68||posted 08-08-2013 10:34 AM||1426 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
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