Mission Arts and Crafts Frame with Tile Inset

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Project by Max posted 07-19-2007 10:38 PM 6723 views 10 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here we go again another frame!!! This is crafted out of quarter-sawn red oak with all mortise and tennon joints with walnut pegs. The finish is a Custom mix Noble Cherry Oak with a lacquer finish. The pictures show three different tiles mounted in the same frame. They are a Water Lily, Mountain scene and an Oak Tree. These are all hand pressed by Ravenstone Tiles in Washington State.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#1 posted 07-19-2007 10:49 PM

Absolutely beautiful Max. It is a marvelous combination of gorgeous wood and exquisite tile work. I would love to have several of these hanging on my walls.

Thanks for sharing your excellent work. I’m sure it will spawn many more projects from the rest of us.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#2 posted 07-19-2007 10:57 PM

Nice wood, finish and execution. What a strong piece!

-- John

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#3 posted 07-20-2007 01:16 AM

This is beautiful. Nice work, Max.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#4 posted 07-20-2007 05:07 AM

Beautiful job Max. The finish like nice on the red oak. Where do you get the tiles?

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, [email protected]

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#5 posted 07-20-2007 05:13 AM

Thank you all for the very nice compliments.

I got the tiles from Ravenstone Tile in Washington State.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 07-20-2007 08:32 AM

Nice Max, nice design and presentation. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 07-20-2007 08:42 AM

real nice – are the pegs flush to or proud of the surface? Did you design the frame?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#8 posted 07-20-2007 11:50 AM

ooh what a beautiful window view…. the “soft” curtains framing the window.. the view of the tree (etc)


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#9 posted 07-20-2007 02:47 PM

jockmike2, Dorje and Deb, Thank you for the comments.

Deb, I really like your description of the “soft” curtains….

The pegs are flush with the surface, and the frame design is derived from putting about three different design elements from other frames together.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#10 posted 07-20-2007 05:59 PM

Very cool design. Thanks

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#11 posted 07-20-2007 09:09 PM

Again – real nice!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#12 posted 07-22-2007 12:54 AM

Great work MAX. Nice curly oak.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#13 posted 12-08-2007 01:44 PM

Hi Max;

If you guys keep this up, Martin’s going to have to start a tile forum!

Really beautiful project!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 12-08-2007 04:05 PM

I just found this in Pulse. We could almost have a gallery of framed tiles between Max and Dan. I’ve never seen these before and I have to say I find them unique and interesting forms of art. Very well done.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#15 posted 12-08-2007 05:50 PM

Lee and Thomas,

Thank you so much for the kind words. I enjoy making these frames, as a matter of fact just finished 3 more. They are of a different style. Still the Mission Arts and Crafts look. Styled after some of Dan’s frames which I really like.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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