Picture Frame (1 of 3)

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Project by Jason Peabody posted 226 days ago 784 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I got some prints at the East Lansing Art Festival by an artist named Andy Van Schyndle. I didn’t just want to buy frames for them, so I decided to make some out of walnut and maple that I had lying around. I used boiled linseed oil to finish the wood. I love the way that “drying oils” like linseed and tung give an almost 3-D glow to the wood.

This is the first frame of three, for the three prints we bought. This print is called “Gateway.” The other two frames are yet to be made. I want to make them similarly out of walnut and maple, with a kind of arts and crafts sense, but each unique in design. I modeled the frame in Sketchup, first, around a screenshot of the print.

Thanks for looking! Sorry for all the reflection off the glass in the pictures.

-- When you begin to coast, then you are on the downgrade.

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#1 posted 226 days ago

Totally unique .very cool.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 226 days ago

Always nice to see people thinking outside the box or in this case outside the print.

Looking forward to seeing the next two frames….....................

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 226 days ago

Very unique, and way kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 225 days ago

Really nice frame! A new addition to the to do list.

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#5 posted 225 days ago

Cool frames! Can’t wait to see what the other two look like.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#6 posted 225 days ago

NICE !!! Great job and wood choices : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 225 days ago

Outstanding and unusuall frame! Amaizing technik.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 224 days ago

Nice method…nice result.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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