Limbert Style Frame

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Project by pintodeluxe posted 12-30-2017 06:43 AM 2352 views 12 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a frame I made for a Julie Leidel painting that my wife and I bought on our trip to the Craftsman Weekend in Pasadena this Fall. Julie is a kindhearted woman with an amazing artistic talent. The painting features an inspirational quote by Frank Lloyd Wright, and I think Julie did a fantastic job bringing the quote to life. I got a chance to meet Julie, as well as Yoshiko Yamamoto at the show. Yoshiko was already one of my favorite artists, and now Julie belongs in that category as well.

The frame itself features short tapers at the top of the stiles, and a Limbert inspired walnut inlay. Custom chocolate color solid matting and museum glass complete the frame.

To see Julie Leidel’s prints go to

Thanks for looking!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#1 posted 12-30-2017 08:23 AM

Beautiful Willie, simply beautiful.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#2 posted 12-30-2017 09:18 AM

Love this frame Willie and the artwork and message too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 12-30-2017 11:41 AM

Nicely done Willie!! QSWO always looks great with craftsman style art work. What did you use for a stain on it?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4 posted 12-30-2017 01:11 PM

Beautiful looking frame, Willie. Really like the inlay.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#5 posted 12-30-2017 02:12 PM

This is a beautiful frame and that piece of artwork looks great in it. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 12-30-2017 02:36 PM

I think the artist would be flattered to see her painting in that frame. Great work Willie.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#7 posted 12-30-2017 02:49 PM

I like it a very nice frame.


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#8 posted 12-30-2017 03:02 PM

That is great!

-- Brian, Pelham, AL

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#9 posted 12-30-2017 03:03 PM

great job, I will be building one soon for my wife.

-- Change begins somewhere, let it begin with me.

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#10 posted 12-30-2017 03:20 PM

Perfect frame for that artwork. Very stately!

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#11 posted 12-30-2017 03:51 PM

That looks wonderful, great job.

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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#12 posted 12-30-2017 04:14 PM

Nice job, Willie!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#13 posted 12-30-2017 04:59 PM

That’s a great frame! May I steal it? Also, thanks for the wide angle shots of the house. It looks like a Stickley store, only better. You inspired me again, as usual. Your Projects list is my Bucket list.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#14 posted 12-30-2017 05:43 PM

The stain is Rodda #19 oil based stain with a lacquer topcoat.

Of course you can steal the design, and I hope you do.

Thanks to all for the nice comments.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#15 posted 12-30-2017 09:20 PM

Nice! Wowzers, a whole house full of A&C furniture! Dig it!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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