|Project by rwingnut||posted 03-02-2014 02:53 PM||1114 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
Had a new baby on the way and we did her room in a sea life / nautical theme. A local artist, Hauie Hayes painted some round canvases with undersea scenes. I made some picture frames that look like port holes.
They are made from poplar with biscuit joints. I used a strap clamp to assemble them. Rough cut basic shape with a band saw. Used carpet tape to attache it my work table, then used a circle jig with my router to finish the shape. The pictures with the little clamps were for fixing some tear-out during the routing process. I used hole button plugs for the rivet heads.
I had starting looking at different gilding process for finishing them, but that was starting to look complicated. A friend suggested gold rustoleum spray paint in a rattle can and said he had had good luck with it. I usually have low expectations of anything that comes out of a rattle can, but this actually turned out really nice.