Card Frame

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Project by mlindegarde posted 12-29-2009 03:50 PM 1599 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve collected sports cards since my uncle first introduced me to the hobby around 1989. Over the past 20 years I’ve managed to put together a few nice cards; however, my wife (who isn’t a fan of sports) didn’t want me to display the cards unless I could find an acceptable way to display them.

A guy on one of the sports card forums I frequent builds his own frames. He was willing to build one for me, but rather than pay to have it made and shipped I decided to make it on my own. My grandfather, father, and father-in-law all are into woodworking. The coffee table that my father-in-law made my wife and I for our new house really inspired me.

The frame is a very basic project. I just used a miter saw to cut the frame, a router to cut some of the groves and to bevel the back edge of the frame, and some glue to hold it together. I finished the frame with a red maple stain, a clear satin finish, and a satin black paint for the middle of the frame. Not the most complicated project, but it was a cheap way to get a taste for the hobby.

Up next, some stairs for the back door and a workbench.

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#1 posted 12-29-2009 04:37 PM

It turned out pretty nice. I hope the wife approves!

-- James -

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#2 posted 12-29-2009 08:03 PM

Basic works!

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#3 posted 01-01-2010 02:14 AM

beautiful work!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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