Pair of Walnut & Cherry Picture Frames

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Project by KnotCurser posted 01-08-2010 12:35 AM 1503 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

The larger of the two frames was a commissioned piece as a Mother’s Day gift for 2008. To allow the client to see what type of frame I had in mind I created the single, smaller “test” frame which eventually went into our guest room.

Both are made primarily from walnut with faced “splines” out of spalted cherry. Both are finished with a mildly stained Danish oil, sanded lightly and then rubbed with lemon oil. The smaller holds an 8×10 photo – the large holds four 6×6 inch tiles. Both are around an inch thick.

The only real challenge with the larger one was making the crosspieces match perfectly. I only had to replace one of the pieces ‘cause it was cut about a millimeter too short (I think it became a bookmark ;-)

The client must have liked it because I later did two more frames for him (projects to appear later on LJ) :-)

Thanks for viewing and Enjoy!

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#1 posted 01-10-2010 06:00 AM

Love the picture frames. As far as I’m concerned, nothing doesn’t look better made out of walnut. That cross piece looks tricky. Good work.


-- Jim

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