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Project by spunwood posted 03-10-2011 06:33 AM 2200 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are the frames I have been working on.

I finally bought a new camera at our local pawn shop, after the old one failed.

My favorite is in the fifth picture. I like the rustic style. I kept the “stuff” on it, whatever you call it.

I know it isn’t bark. But it is that stuff that happens to wood when it just sits out in a barn. What is that? Dirt? Anybody know? On my pallets that are poplar, they are usually grey, whereas the oak is brownish/redish. The wallnut is darker brown. I am of course talking about the wood before I mill it.

I would love your comments and suggestions on sanding and finishing. The one complete walnut frame is going to Grandma, but it too needs some more sanding. I used Tung Oil on it.

The incomplete frames don’t have good miters, but they are just display items to show off molding options.

Isn’t it amazing what lighting will do? The two pictures below are the same piece, but one was taken in the house and the other in the shop.

Thanks for looking

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#1 posted 03-10-2011 07:08 AM

Looking at the details of the moulding you did a great job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 03-10-2011 12:26 PM

Great looking frames. Try taking some photos outside and see how they turn out.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#3 posted 03-10-2011 03:23 PM

The “stuff” on the wood is usually a tannin stain, caused by the tannins in the bark. Looks like dirt, but it isn’t. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#4 posted 03-10-2011 05:03 PM

Really nice work.
And yes some wonderful wood.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#5 posted 03-10-2011 11:49 PM

Nice frames Brandon, I like the first one but they look great.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#6 posted 03-11-2011 05:35 AM

Those look fantastic!! -all of them! Frames are a wonderful way to use smaller pieces of really pretty wood so it does not go to waste, but… i have a square disability, so, i’ll leave it to you!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#7 posted 03-11-2011 03:20 PM

The profiles look great and the miters are nice and tight. Good job.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 03-11-2011 03:56 PM

Same goes for me Christine. I am spacially challenged. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#9 posted 04-12-2011 07:20 AM

Nice looking frames Brandon. Did you make the molding on the one in the 1st picture? I see that you faved one of my pictures and frame. I would like to see some of your frame cross sections if you get around to it. I’ll post some of mine too in a blog if you want me to.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#10 posted 12-25-2011 12:06 PM

Nice work Brandon, like the opposing chamfers as a frame profile, looks great.

-- Paul Stewart • Goodlettsville, Tennessee

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