First Attempt at Picture Framing

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Project by CClark86 posted 01-12-2017 04:15 PM 898 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Both the picture and the picture frame was a gift I made for my mother for her first mother’s day after she became a grandmother with the birth of my son. It had been a very long time since I’d done any kind of artwork but I took a stab at a charcoal drawing based off of a similar picture my wife found on pinterest somewhere. It’s a nest with the eggs being those in the family. Add the fact that this was my very first frame of any kind and the whole thing took a lot longer to finish than I had hoped.

The picture left something to be desired but I think the frame turned out about how I was expecting. If you look close you can tell that my miters are not great, but choosing Walnut really helped hide them. It has a large outer profile and a smaller inner profile, I put maple splines on the reverse side perpendicular to the miters for stability.

What I learned about picture framing: Holy crap it takes a lot more wood than I thought it would.



-- Hobbyist Homebrewer, Woodworker, Glider Pilot. But only ever two at the same time.

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#1 posted 01-12-2017 05:23 PM

Kudos on both! The walnut makes for a nice contrast with the charcoal drawing!

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#2 posted 01-12-2017 06:28 PM

Nicely drawn and framed both.

Frames look easy until you actually do some.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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