Rustic cedar frame

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Project by AaronSKuehn posted 09-16-2014 02:08 AM 1294 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A painter friend displays and sells his work at the Sundance Resort in Utah. He had a painting for which he wanted a rustic frame. My plan was to use weathered barn wood, but I didn’t have enough material. I bought some new cedar fencing and washed it with a thinned mahogany stain to make it look a little weathered.

-- Aaron

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#1 posted 09-16-2014 05:02 AM

That came out very nice. Reminds me I need to make several frames for pictures my wife has painted of late…I like the rustic look as well. Thanks for sharing

I enjoyed the pictures you took of your trip around our Island. You drove right by us…should have stopped to say Hi.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 09-16-2014 09:24 AM

Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 09-16-2014 11:28 AM

Very nice work! I try to get some of that “old” material off of KSL classified’s. Don’t know if you have looked there for a source. Sometimes people want some cash and sometimes they just want the “junk” hauled away.

You did a great job making it look old!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#4 posted 09-16-2014 02:36 PM

@Thewoodman2000: I actually do check KSL regularly. In this case, when I was working on the project, I wasn’t find wood that was straight enough to work with. The last batch of old boards I indeed got for free from a woman in Springville who replaced her fence and was giving away the old one. Got some good stuff from that pile, but I’ve worked through it all :)

-- Aaron

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