Barn wood picture frame

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Project by Spaltednutz posted 01-24-2022 04:45 PM 736 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Frame I made for my friends, for their daughters high school photo.

-- Jlloydd

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#1 posted 01-24-2022 05:08 PM

Thats really cool! Very clever design.

-- Jerry H - Holland Michigan

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#2 posted 01-24-2022 05:15 PM

I like the bends in the wood you used to allow her hair and neckline to show. Very cool.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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#3 posted 01-24-2022 07:17 PM

The workmanship is as beautiful as the girl – great job following the contours and inset

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 01-25-2022 02:28 AM

Neat frame. Is there a story behind the wood selection (I’m picturing from an old barn)? Trying to figure out the layout from the second picture before assembly – are those the back sides showing where the picture would be placed?

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#5 posted 01-25-2022 03:13 AM

That is a great frame. I really like the way it bends to the character of who is in the photo. Very clever indeed.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 01-25-2022 04:01 AM

Wonderful. I am also trying to understand the layout from the second photo. There appear to be a couple of notches. Did you “stretch” a couple of boards to better balance the shape of the frame? Can I change “wonderful” to Magnificent?

-- Just a Joe

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#7 posted 01-25-2022 01:50 PM

Very cool.
Do you somehow “age” the ends that you cut so they blend in better?

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#8 posted 01-25-2022 04:05 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments. What a wonderful welcome on my first post.

BB1 & jjoe- I have a bunch of old barn wood I bought and am always looking for ways to use it and I think they requested it. On the back side I didn’t want to cut the photo or shape the glass so I made clearance so both would fit.

O’wood- I tried some stain to attempt a match but nothing can match the effects of Mother Nature + time.

-- Jlloydd

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#9 posted 01-28-2022 01:15 PM

Very creative. Nice job of tight joinery with irregular shapes.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#10 posted 01-28-2022 06:11 PM

Nice work.

-- Chris K

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