|Project by oldnovice||posted 02-22-2014 07:19 AM||681 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
This frame is a culmination of work done by Grandma and Grandpa for the latest addition to the clan.
The counted cross stitch, and frame design, was done by Grandma. The cutting, building, and finishing was done by Grandpa.
The frame is made out of 100 year old native Iowa red oak salvaged from the farmhouse where Grandma spent her childhood.
It is is 14-3/4” X 14-3/4” x 5/8” with a 1/2” back side rabbet for the contents and walnut splines in the four corners. Stained with Minwax dark walnut (to match furnishings), and topped off with three coats of Deft satin lacquer.
The stitching is covered by a 3/32” non-glare Plexiglas, supported in the back by archival matte board, and held in place with Logan flexible points.
-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"