Picture Frame 16 x 20

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Project by cranesgonewild posted 07-03-2010 04:46 AM 2911 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a picture frame I made for my sister a few months ago. I got the idea from TheWoodWhisperer, Nicole’s Frame. Except, I used different woods, Jatoba, Walnut, and Maple. In the first pic, I used a chisel to flush everything up to the same size. My cheap hand planer was gouging too much material. In the second pic, you see green tape on the maple. That is to keep the maple elevated during glue-up. When glueing up these many pieces, things shift. The last thing I want is to plane down the maple. To add strength, I used reinforced miters, as you see in the third pic. I then chamfered the inside and outside of the frame 45 degrees. I splurged and bought myself a keyhole bit, and routed out a hanger on the back of the frame. This hanger design can also be achieved by using a forstner bit and a dovetail bit. I hope you like it, I’m really happy with the way this turned out.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#1 posted 07-03-2010 05:52 AM

Very nicely done.
Those miter splines and contrasting face woods set it off!

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#2 posted 07-03-2010 06:36 AM

A v
great looking frame and I agree, great choice of woods.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 07-03-2010 07:53 AM

Good mix of a wide variety of grains and colors. Good work.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 07-03-2010 11:03 AM

Great looking frame. Nice joints always important when doing frames!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 07-03-2010 05:05 PM

Nice looking frame.

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#6 posted 07-04-2010 01:07 AM

thought you stole my picture frame out of my shop. i am just getting ready to glue the corners. clamps are not big enough. its 58 by 44. hope it turns out half as nice as yours.


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#7 posted 09-06-2010 04:31 PM

That is a beautiful frame! Well made, but, love the design and wood. Just super looking. Really shows the objects with subtle style. I’m all for the frame not overpowering the art. Nice one…............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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