Picture frame for my son

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Project by CBova posted 12-27-2013 10:49 PM 937 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made for my son (the soccer player). Curly Maple, Cherry border, Walnut splines. Finish is a Transtint dye followed by a 3 part varnish.

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#1 posted 12-28-2013 07:05 PM

Picture frames are not as simple as many assume! This one is outstanding. I like the maple mat especially with the dye to bring out the curls.

What is a ”3 part varnish”?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#2 posted 12-31-2013 01:53 AM

Thanks for the compliment. I use equal parts Boiled Linseed Oil, Satin Poly (oil base), and Lacquer thinner. Wipe on with cotton rag, let sit for 15 minutes and wipe dry. Repeat in 24 hours. I like it because there is good protection with out too much build up and its wipe on then wipe dry so there are no brush marks. The oil really helps pop the figure too. I use it for Maple and Walnut too.


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#3 posted 12-31-2013 03:29 AM

Chris is there glass in this frame?

The reason I ask that is because I use no glare Plexiglass, typically 1/32” thick, so if the frame falls off the wall there won’t be shattered glass everywhere! It’s also easier to cut than glass.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#4 posted 07-31-2015 02:39 AM

thats a nice frame. I’ve always called that keyed though, not splined.

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