Countdown to Christmas Frame

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Project by Sam12 posted 11-10-2017 05:32 AM 1469 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pictured here is a frame I made for a special “Days Until Christmas” scrapbook page. The page itself is behind plexiglass to preserve it for years to come but the numbers are hung outside the frame so that they can be changed everyday. Two Santa’s hold a string of lights between them that act like a clothes line to display the number of days until Christmas.
The frame is made from red cedar lumber that was created on my bandsaw using the Carter Accurite Logmill. The tree was cut down approximately two and a half years ago. I allowed it to air dry for 2 years before cutting it into boards this past summer. I chose red cedar because I liked the idea of using evergreen lumber on a Christmas project. I also used it because it came from a tree that was on my property that I was able to turn from tree to lumber. If you have never tried making your own lumber you should try it…it is both fun and fulfilling!
The two Santas and countdown numbers are made from 1/2” Baltic birch and 1/4” Baltic birch respectively.
I wanted to showcase the unique reddish/purple color of the lumber so I finished the frame with a few coats of Minwax Polycryllic. The Santa’s are painted with acrylic craft paints then sprayed with Polycryllic.
Thanks for looking and Happy Holidays everybody!

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#1 posted 11-10-2017 06:31 AM

How can anyone not love a Christmas themed project. It’s totally delightful.

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#2 posted 11-10-2017 06:05 PM

Well done. Nice painting too. Mine never turns out that well.

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

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#3 posted 11-11-2017 10:40 AM

Very cute and funny project.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-04-2017 05:44 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone: Glad you liked it!

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