Arts and Craft, Mission Tile Frame w/Oak Glen Tiles

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Project by Max posted 03-30-2014 12:43 AM 2202 views 7 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

”The Story”

I was contacted by Laura Reutter owner of Ravenstone Tiles about 2 weeks ago wanting to know if I would like making a frame for one of her customers that she had done these Oak Glen Tiles for. Of course I said “why yes”, she gave me the customer information and asked if I would give him a call in Kentucky. I came in from my shop to look at the tiles on her web site to see what I had agreed to and before I could get the web site up the gentleman from Kentucky was calling me. He told me had just built a Arts and Craft style home and wanted this to hang in his new home. I sent him some pictures of frames I had made for other Ravenstone Tiles and he liked them so that is how these frames came about.

Now about the frames. The first three pictures are of the Oak Glen Tiles framed for the gentleman in Kentucky. One the third pictured frame I did a cut out on the back so he could see Ravenstones stamp and Laura’s signature. The last two pictures is the same style frame only this one is one that Laura requested for herself. In the 4th picture you can see where I painted the edges of the backer black so when the tiles set in you can’t see the backer. They are made from Quarter Sawn White Oak with mortise and tennon joinery, with 1/4” pillowed ebonized walnut pegs. The spacers between the tiles are also mortised in and are 1/4” wide. The frame itself is made of 2” wide stock. The finish is my three stage finish, water based dye, oil stain and then Lacquered. Long story I know!!!!

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#1 posted 03-30-2014 12:46 AM

That’s a beauty Max.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#2 posted 03-30-2014 12:47 AM

@ Roger, Thank you so much for the compliment.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 03-30-2014 12:59 AM

Off the scale, Max. Truly, way out there.

Not envious…....none at all on my part

It is admiration and respect and knowing the hours put in

To be able to do this quality and type of work.

I hope you feel a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction…...........and yes…............PRIDE…

From what you have made….....actually made from nothing.

Pure creation.

My sincerest complements, Max.

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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#4 posted 03-30-2014 01:03 AM

@C_PLUS, You are far to kind in your words. They are however much appreciated. Thanks

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 03-30-2014 01:40 AM

Hey Max! This is one of my favorites. The frame really makes the tiles stand out. I don’t think there could have been a better frame.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#6 posted 03-30-2014 01:44 AM

Wow that’s gorgeous great job Max.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 03-30-2014 02:33 AM

@John, I appreciate you compliment, it is very kind.

@Jim, Thank you very much.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#8 posted 03-30-2014 02:46 AM

Very nice.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 03-30-2014 03:29 AM

@John C, Thank you.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#10 posted 03-30-2014 03:44 AM

Max beautiful setting for the tiles.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#11 posted 03-30-2014 03:47 AM

@Karson, Thank you for your compliment, it is much appreciated.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#12 posted 03-30-2014 11:39 AM

Nice job!!

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#13 posted 03-30-2014 01:39 PM

Great craftsmanship, Max. I really enjoy this style, and you’ve captured it beautifully.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 03-30-2014 02:02 PM

@Scott, Thank you

@Charlie, I appreciate you nice compliment, thank you.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#15 posted 03-30-2014 02:54 PM

Very nicely done!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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