This is a framed 6” x 8” Motawi Tile called Cardinals Consorting (photo 1 & 2). The frame is made from quartersawn red oak with cherry butterfly inlays. The frame stiles and rails are 0.75” thick and 2.5” wide. After preparing the stock and gluing up the basic frame, I cut slots for splines to reinforce the corners (photo 3 & 4). The butterfly inlays (photo 5) were cut using an MLCS inlay router set (#9177) and a butterfly template from Woodcraft (#146903). The frame has a 0.25” half round back banding to hide the spline joints (photo 2 for detail). The completed frame measures 13.5” h x 11.5” w x 1” thick. The oak parts are finished with Watco dark walnut Danish oil (photo 5). The butterfly inlays are 1/8” cherry stained with Transtint Bordeaux dye. The frame is finished with two coats of General Finishes satin Arm-R-Seal and clear Briwax.