Mahogany Picture Frame

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Project by spudhogg posted 168 days ago 744 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We needed to hang some pictures in our living room, so we did some frame shopping and suffered a bit of sticker shock! So, I naturally volunteered to make the frames. It turned out to be, well….not quite as easy as I anticipated. Here is the first frame I made (after having made a miter sled for my table saw). It is mahogany and turned out rather nice I think. I’ll be making more….after all, I built a miter sled and need to use it!

-- Spudhogg Woodworks

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#1 posted 168 days ago

Nice picture frame.

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#2 posted 168 days ago

As my son would say, tight!!!

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#3 posted 168 days ago

Nice choice with the colors for the matting as well.

Could you post pictures of the joinery and describe the method you used to hold everything in?

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#4 posted 168 days ago

Great job. much better than the one I did. The mat is a good idea too.

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#5 posted 168 days ago

oops…I wrote mahogany, but this is black walnut!

-- Spudhogg Woodworks

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#6 posted 168 days ago

On the black walnut frame I used straight glue joinery. The ones shown here are poplar, stained with a black walnut stain. I used glue and v nails to join the pieces. I bought the frame joiner to assist in the process, and it makes inserting v nails a snap. I use the Pony band clamp to how the frame together when gluing. Hope this helps, bill4123. Do you need a picture of the miter sled as well?

-- Spudhogg Woodworks

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#7 posted 167 days ago

Nice work! They look great.

Thanks for shairng

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#8 posted 167 days ago

Very Nice Work!!

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#9 posted 167 days ago

the miters are nice and tight…great job

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#10 posted 167 days ago

Very nicey done with tight miters. How did you make your molding? Would like to hear what method or methods you used to cut your profile. Thanks for posting.

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#11 posted 167 days ago

I used a router table for the molding. I used a single bit (shown) and adjusted the hight on the second pass to created the finished profile.

-- Spudhogg Woodworks

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