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Framed Motawi Tile - Cardinals Consorting

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Project by Vincent Nocito posted 09-26-2013 09:38 PM 1072 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.





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AandCstyle

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#1 posted 09-26-2013 10:52 PM

This is a great looking project and the execution is flawless. Well done!

-- Art

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 09-26-2013 11:21 PM

Outstanding design and craftsmanship—very nicely done!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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rtbrmb

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#3 posted 09-27-2013 03:29 AM

The frame turned out beautiful!

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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kdc68

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#4 posted 09-27-2013 10:08 AM

Handsome frame….love the inlays….definitely a great design….added to favorites…

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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ohwoodeye

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#5 posted 09-27-2013 03:06 PM

Very, very nice.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Tim Dillon

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#6 posted 09-27-2013 06:56 PM

Vincent,

Nice work. Can you tell me where you got the tile?

-- tim, the mountaineer

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Vincent Nocito

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#7 posted 09-27-2013 09:28 PM

I purchased the tile from a store in New Hope, PA called Topeo. I have also seen this tile (and other Motawi Tiles) at Nest and Co. (Montclair NJ) and Modern Bungalow (Denver, CO). You can purchase direct from Motawi.com. Click on the Gift Tile tab and search under birds and animals. Motawi is located in Detroit, so depending are where you are located, direct purchase may be the best option.

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#8 posted 09-28-2013 01:31 AM

Your frame has a nice visual feel to it. I like it.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Fishinbo

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#9 posted 09-30-2013 02:41 PM

Beautiful and unique frame, like the inlays and wood combo. Clean and tight joints. Great job!

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