Picture Frame

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Project by Rick posted 08-19-2010 03:28 PM 2565 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 10 yr old nephew was visiting so I decided we’d make something together for his mom. We made a distressed frame just like this one out of poplar. I had him gather up some small concrete pieces laying around and put them in a plastic sack. He lightly beat the wood pieces with it. After that is when he lost his interest and asked to play video games.

Anyway, the frame was so easy and turned out nice enough that I decided to make one for myself.

I think I finished it with a couple light rubbings of gell stain and wipe-on poly.
I used foam backer from hobby lobby and hardboard for the back.

The picture is one I took near 39°54’8.08”, -105°37’2.96” in Colorado.
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#1 posted 08-19-2010 03:38 PM

Good job. I like your choice of woods you used. I also like the distressed technique. What size is the frame?.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#2 posted 08-19-2010 03:42 PM

Don’t remember the size exactly. Not at home right now. I’d have to say around 18”x18”

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#3 posted 08-19-2010 04:03 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 08-19-2010 04:25 PM

nice frame :)

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#5 posted 08-19-2010 05:01 PM

Nice frame, neat little story with it!
Damn video games!! Is just one of the problems of todays youth.
I wonder if we could get the kids of today interested in woodworking, if we could make wooden game controllers???
Thanks for sharing and great job.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 08-19-2010 05:32 PM

Nice frame and great project with family!

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

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#7 posted 08-19-2010 05:53 PM

Lookin good Rick !! The picture looks great in that frame.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#8 posted 08-19-2010 06:41 PM

Great job Rick, it is always makes you feel good when you can show a youngster how much fun it is to play with wood. Great Frame and Photo!! Love’em both.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 08-19-2010 08:24 PM

Nice frame! What type of joint did you use on the corners?

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#10 posted 08-19-2010 09:10 PM

You know, now that I think about it a little more. I believe I put a biscuit in each corer mitre.

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#11 posted 08-20-2010 02:25 AM

he shoulda used the bag of concrete on the video games… I guess we all did dumb stuff when we were kids and missed out on great opportunities. Sorry, OG (old guy) speaking without permission…
NIce Frame though

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#12 posted 08-20-2010 05:40 AM

Thats a nice picture frame.

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