Rough picture frame

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Project by weekend_warrior posted 02-02-2015 09:18 PM 1008 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Did this on a Saturday afternoon with my Stepson. He is 15. He picked out a puzzle while we were shopping. It had to do with family. After we put it together (whole family). My wife and I thought it would be cool to hang it up. I glued the puzzle together and set out to make a frame for it. I have a old wooden French door hanging in the room that is getting Black and white pictures of our family placed in each opening. I had some scrap wood floating around in the garage I picked up from a trash pile. It was old fencing. I was going to make some rustic stuff with it. I used a couple of worn out 2×3 white wood fence rails. I ripped them down using one that had cool knots and a finish on them. I had previously pressure washed them and knocked a lot of the silver loose wood off them. The effect was pretty cool. So, I set up the dado blade and milled a rabbit for the glass and then cut the corners. We glued the frame up and did put the glass and puzzle in. Just left the finish as is. I had thought about clear coat or oil, but thought it looked cool as is. I inherited the saw and dado stack from my father as well as the Black and Decker table in the back ground. I was about 8 or 9 when my Mother, Brother, and I bought him that for Fathers day or Christmas. I remember going shopping for it. The cool thing about this project was that everyone in the family had a hand in it. Large or small part.

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#1 posted 02-27-2015 06:03 AM

Okay, I’ll have to say the story is what made this post awesome! It’s great all by itself that you and your family do something together like putting a puzzle together, but then to make it a lasting memory is good stuff! You guys definitely have great priorities!

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#2 posted 05-11-2015 04:13 PM

Thanks…. we try to do family stuff together with the kids every chance we get. They are getting older and we only have a few years left until they are off doing their thing as young adults. I like that they get to help and also see that things can be done by hand and that not everything is “buy, use, and discard”. I like projects where we reuse things or re-purpose stuff. Like the fence material that I pulled out of the trash. I’ve used most of that wood so far. I also, did a mother’s day project with them yesterday for there mother.

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