My first frame job

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Project by Josh posted 08-10-2014 08:49 PM 1686 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We bought this triptych a year ago from a local (Minneapolis) artist who makes Arts & Crafts tiles. They’re all handmade and are not completely square…or even close to it, so I felt like I couldn’t just router spots to hold the tiles in and have it look nice without covering up a lot of the tile. I based the frame partially on some Mission style doors I’ve seen with the little shelf embellishment with the cubes under it all in oak.

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#1 posted 08-10-2014 08:54 PM

awesome work Josh,the oak looks real nice!

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#2 posted 08-10-2014 09:03 PM

Very nicely done—looks great.

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#3 posted 08-10-2014 09:50 PM

Great project and thanks for showing. You did the tile artist justice with your woodwork.

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#4 posted 08-10-2014 10:12 PM

Nice job!! Great grain choice, nice color, and appropriate design.

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#5 posted 08-10-2014 11:21 PM

Josh, that is a very nice looking frame. I really like the tiles too. If you have the time for a drive some day, you should look at Ephraim Faience Pottery in Lake Mills, WI. Perhaps you have already been there. We love their pottery as well as their tiles.

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#6 posted 08-11-2014 06:01 PM

Beautiful work.
I really like the Oak and I think it speaks volumes by it self.

Some years ago I made a frame for some artwork that a friend did, I was told on no uncertain terms that the frame should never detract from the artwork …
To my eye you have captured a good balance of wood and tile.

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#7 posted 08-12-2014 12:31 PM

Thanks everyone!

@Art, we’re heading down to the Wisconsin Pottery Show on the 23rd ( so we will definitely have to stop by Ephraim. Thanks for the tip!

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