Working with recycled timber #6: TJB Woodie and Jessie Picture frame

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 07-16-2013 11:00 PM 1455 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this picture frame up after number four Son Toby and his lovely lady Ashlee visited over the weekend.



We all went to a birthday party for number one son Adam’s son Rocky, it was a cowboy theme so that explains the outfits in the post.

The Frame:

The picture frame was inspired by Toby’s interest in “rustic” use of recycled timber.

The timber:

The timber used is Oregon/Douglas Fir and was in its previous life a rail from a packing crate.

The process:

Step 1. The timber was checked for FOs and initially thicknessed on the table saw then finally the jointer after that back to the table saw to be sawn in half.
Step 2. the edges were biscuit jointed and glued with Titebond III and clamped together.
Step 3. A full size template of the picture sizes and Final frame was constructed. The templates used to lay out the photos and to route out the profiles.

Step 4. The picture frame outlines were marked on the timber and the waste drilled out on four corners and then using a jig saw the bulk material removed.
Step 5 The frame was attached to the template and the final front size of the frame routed out.
This was done using a portable router fitted with a suitable sized bush and a straight spiral 1/2” router bit.

Step 6. Then using a rebate bit and fitted with a suitable sized bearing routed the recess for the picture frame Perspex window, picture and backing board.

I chose to use the shaper freehand for the next steps but a hand held router is still OK.

Step 7. Using a bearing mounted 45 deg router bit ran a chamfer on the inside of each frame window.

Then using the same bit at a lowered position chamfered the top and two sides.
Step 8 Cut two rear support and tapered the base of the frame and one side of each support at 10 deg.

Step 9. Sanded everything with a rotary flap sectored sanding drum.

Step 10. Attached the supports filled a couple of nail holes and applied a coat of sanding sealer

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 09-19-2013 11:38 PM

That is FANTASTIC! What a great idea. I mean, a picture frame, yeah, sure, no big deal right? WRONG! This is totally awesome. I really enjoy how you broke down the process into steps with pictures.

The frame itself has a nifty design too. Very cool.

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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