Cherry Picture Frames

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Project by Breeze73 posted 01-21-2018 01:56 AM 1085 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For a Christmas gift for my parents and my wife’s parents, I decided I would build a picture frame for each of them. I used 4/4 cherry milled down to 7/8 on the top rail and 3/4 on the other rail and styles. I used traditional mortise and tenon joints to connect them. I wanted a project that would allow me to use my workbench to create something using mainly hand tools. This was a great project for that. While these were definitely not made with hand tools alone, I did use a fair number of them. The finish is about 5 costs of Danish Oil followed by a paste wax rub down. I did all of the matting at the frame shop at the Air Force base where I work. All in all, the project took me about 2 weeks from start to finish.

Thanks for looking.

Edit – May 2018 – After making the first one for my folks for Christmas, my wife has been hinting that she wanted one for our house as well. I was able to find some beautiful Curly Cherry and made another frame for Mothers Day 2018.

-- Breeze

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#1 posted 01-21-2018 02:18 AM

Looks really nice. Great gift!

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#2 posted 01-21-2018 01:33 PM

Very Nice Indeed! Well Done Also Breeze! They’ll Love them!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#3 posted 01-21-2018 06:40 PM

Nice work. Great design.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 01-22-2018 03:19 AM

Terrific work and a terrific gift.

-- Tim McCoy - @Timmy2Hands on Instagram

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#5 posted 01-22-2018 04:00 PM

Very nice gift idea!

The design complements the photo nicely, great combo.

It is also cool that you decided to use meat-powered tools for much of the work 8^)

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#6 posted 01-22-2018 04:34 PM

Thank you everyone for looking and the kind words!

-- Breeze

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