Cocobolo Frames for Wedding Photos

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Project by Chris P. posted 09-16-2011 08:12 AM 2106 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I made four copies of the same photo and four frames to match – they’re for immediate family members. I really love the way they turned out.

I wanted to showcase the grain of the wood and love the contrast when you can get a piece of cocobolo that has both heartwood and sapwood. I made 2” borders and chamfered the inner edge. They were sanded with four different sandpapers and finished with three coats of tung oil. I was really surprised to learn that this wood is so dense, so heavy – it was bogging down my saws even!

The finish is as smooth as a baby’s butt.

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#1 posted 09-16-2011 09:04 PM

Nice project…I also enjoy the heartwood / sapwood look : )

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