Christmas Gift Picture Frames

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Project by Matt posted 04-24-2016 02:42 AM 1128 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I was shopping my local Habitat for Humanity Home Center and ran across a massive pile of “oak trim” scraps that were being sold at $0.50/ft. I went over to the pile to find it was made up of beautiful pieces of cherry, maple, red oak, pine, mahogony, poplar, etc. trim pieces. At that price, I couldn’t pass it up! I picked up about 8-10 10’ trim pieces, but looking back I should have grabbed more. There were some really beautiful figured pieces of trim in the pile that I fear might have been picked up and…shutter...painted over and used as regular trim… It kills me to watch people paint over wood sometimes. I love a beautifully figured piece of wood!!

Anyway, these frames were made from some of the trim pieces I picked up and were given as Christmas gifts to my step mom and grandma. They are a few of the frames I made with the trim. Not sure what I’ll do with the rest of it yet since it is already shaped into trim.

It was only after I made the hinged frame that I realized it could potentially be placed on a table where the back is visible. This means the back of the frame was not made with the same care as the front of the frame. It was disapointing when I realized, but where the frame sits now, the back is not visible.

The cherry double frame is hinged with cherry and walnut and the single oak/maple frame has a cherry stand I made with some scraps. Both are finished with my go-to 1/3 split Tung oil/boiled linseed oil/poly finish.

Thanks for looking and God Bless!


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#1 posted 04-28-2016 02:25 AM

Real good looking frames!!

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