LumberJocks

A Frame for Dominic

  • Advertise with us
Project by oldnovice posted 02-22-2014 07:19 AM 694 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
A Frame for Dominic
A Frame for Dominic No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

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!"





11 comments so far

View madts's profile

madts

1298 posts in 1087 days


#1 posted 02-22-2014 09:49 AM

very well done Grandma and Grandpa.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

View DeLayne Peck's profile

DeLayne Peck

355 posts in 949 days


#2 posted 02-22-2014 03:06 PM

Combined talents! A darling commerative!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

View doubleDD's profile

doubleDD

2794 posts in 790 days


#3 posted 02-22-2014 03:06 PM

A treasured gift for a great addition.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

View Roger's profile

Roger

15305 posts in 1551 days


#4 posted 02-22-2014 03:53 PM

Very well done. This will be in the family forever.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

View oldnovice's profile

oldnovice

3868 posts in 2115 days


#5 posted 02-22-2014 05:29 PM

Thanks guys, that’s the first “pieced” frame I have made in a long time as most of the ones I do are routed out of a single piece of wood and I don’t have to miter any corners with that method!

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

View Dan'um Style's profile

Dan'um Style

13258 posts in 2730 days


#6 posted 02-22-2014 08:31 PM

Well done buddy! Hope you enjoyed yourself. Very nice work

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

View Jim Bertelson's profile

Jim Bertelson

3685 posts in 1912 days


#7 posted 02-23-2014 04:08 AM

That’s perfect, Hans….....

Of course, being advance in years, I am always happy to see my contemporaries being creative…......(-:

A fine blending of artistic endeavors. That it is multigenerational makes it all the better…..........

One of the things I like best about my job, is delivering babies, for the babies I delivered. As I age, it has become quite common…............

I really like this post, thanks…..........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

View oldnovice's profile

oldnovice

3868 posts in 2115 days


#8 posted 02-23-2014 07:19 AM

Jim, thanks for kind comments!

It took a lot longer than it should have but when you do day care for an 8 year boy, his 4 year old sister, and their 11 month cousin that only leaves the weekends for yard work, house cleaning, and the other chores. Getting into the shop is sometimes difficult!

I suppose that you have not yet delivered a baby from one of the babies you delivered as that would truly be multigenerational!

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

View justoneofme's profile

justoneofme

616 posts in 1227 days


#9 posted 02-23-2014 03:48 PM

What a beautiful keepsake that will remain preserved and valued well down the genealogy line!

-- Elaine in Duncan

View oldnovice's profile

oldnovice

3868 posts in 2115 days


#10 posted 02-23-2014 05:45 PM

Thanks Elaine, I guess you call these kind of projects a “labor of love”!

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

View Jim Bertelson's profile

Jim Bertelson

3685 posts in 1912 days


#11 posted 02-23-2014 10:12 PM

Yes, that is what I meant….....I do deliver babies for the babies I have delivered. Sometimes I have delivered both the mother and the father of the baby. I even had two multigenerational labors going on at once. I guessing it is approaching 40 or 50 by now….........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase