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Project by Mike_in_STL posted 11-14-2019 04:49 PM 336 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife is extremely talented and very artistic. Recently she was commissioned to make some home decor signs and I was roped / volun-told that I was required to help.

I was responsible for the woodworking. There’s not really a lot going on here as the frames were not to take away from the signs.

The signs are hand painted and lettered on 1/4 inch birch ply and the frames are 3/4 inch oak that have been stained with Minwax’s Ebony color. A very light stain was all that was required per my artist wife. She was responsible for the staining and she consistently does a fine job.

The sign blanks are 24×24 inches and the oak frames were made to fit. Simple 45 degree miters cut on my Laguna Platinum table saw and a 1/4 inch dado cut on the same machine. The frames are joined with glue and pin nails and reinforced with the brass look L plates. A saw tooth picture hanger is nailed on the back at the center of the top frame member.

Our client is very happy with the completed result.

Thanks for looking!

-Mike Arnold 11/2019

-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL

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#1 posted 11-14-2019 05:32 PM

Nice work, I especially like the “Beautiful Chaos” one – it kind of fits our house.

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#2 posted 11-14-2019 06:53 PM

Cool signs…nice work Mike.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#3 posted 11-15-2019 03:47 PM

Another great collaboration from your household, Mike! Just looking at the first image I thought these were to be set on a table — as they only look to be about 6” squares. Boy, was that off! LOL Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 11-16-2019 04:08 AM

That is very cool Mike and your wife!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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