Walnut Picture Frame

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Project by Alongiron posted 01-18-2015 02:34 PM 2600 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The frame on my wife’s picture that she got from her Grandpa Youngbauer when she was a little girl was not in very good shape, so I wanted to preserve the picture and the old glass and give it a new home. The picture itself is 15×20 and dates back to the early 1900’s. It is made from Walnut and finished with a couple of coats of clear Shellac. The top rail is morticed and tenon and the bottom is sort of a “modified” lap joint. It was a fun weekend project! I hope like it!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#1 posted 01-18-2015 04:07 PM

Very nice looking frame and a beautiful picture. You wife should be quite pleased with your beautiful frame.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 01-18-2015 07:07 PM

Beautiful frame!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 01-18-2015 09:02 PM

Great looking frame. Should last a very long time.

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#4 posted 01-19-2015 12:25 AM

Steve, that is a really nice frame and the craftsmanship is top notch. Is the top arched and bowed?

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#5 posted 01-19-2015 12:33 AM

Very, Very nice, Steve. I wish I could master your technique for laying down a beautiful Shellac finish.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#6 posted 01-19-2015 02:16 AM

Beautiful, both the picture and the frame.

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#7 posted 01-19-2015 03:53 AM

Thanks for the nice comments everyone

Art. The top has a flat back and a bowed front with a chamfered edge on the front side.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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