Mission Art & Crafts Framed Tiles for Customer

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Project by Max posted 02-26-2008 01:06 AM 6567 views 12 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ever feel like you are in a rut???? I know more frames in the Mission Arts and Crafts Style…with Quarter Sawn White Oak. What can I say, they bring in money. These are frames for two different customers from a Furniture Store I deal with. The one customer wanted a lighter stain to match some of her other stuff she had. These are the Motawi tiles 4” x 8” and the other dark stained frame is a matted tile that the other customer had in a different frame. They are all mortise and tennon joinery with walnut pegs in two of them and walnut butterflies in the other one. Enjoy… Thanks for looking.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#1 posted 02-26-2008 01:11 AM

Beautiful rut if you ask me!

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#2 posted 02-26-2008 01:14 AM

Dandy rut, indeed. We all have our standbys, Max.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 02-26-2008 01:26 AM

lol I agree—quite the beautiful rut you are in!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 02-26-2008 01:34 AM

Very nicely done, rut or no rut!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#5 posted 02-26-2008 01:47 AM

Dennis, Thos., Debbie and Les,

Thank you for the kind words.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 02-26-2008 01:48 AM

Great looking job. Did you supply the tiles or did the customer.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#7 posted 02-26-2008 01:49 AM


Thank you. The customers supplied the tiles on these.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#8 posted 02-26-2008 01:49 AM

Frames are just right for those great tiles. Exceptional work.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#9 posted 02-26-2008 01:50 AM


Thank you very much for the compliment.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#10 posted 02-26-2008 02:03 AM

Beautiful creations and craftsmanship, Max. The finish looks excellent too. Nice work!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#11 posted 02-26-2008 02:06 AM


Thank you. The finish is a water base dye with a oil stain overlay and then a lacquer finish.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#12 posted 02-26-2008 02:57 AM

Hi Max,

These are nice frames. I may have to “borrow” your post. I really like these frames. The pegs add a nice detail to them as well. I assume that the pegs are pinning the tenons rather than being just decorative??

In the third frame what about the dutchman inlays? Are they more than decorative??

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#13 posted 02-26-2008 03:54 AM


Thank you for the compliment. Borrow away…. You are correct the pegs are pinning the tenons and the dutchman are more than decorative.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#14 posted 02-26-2008 04:11 AM

Beautiful job Max. Man I love that color. What color dye did you use? Wow it’s too much. I love it. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 02-26-2008 04:30 AM


Thank you. The dark frame is dyed first with a Reddish Brown dye and then oil based Spiced Walnut stain applied and the lighter frame is a yellow dye and then a oil based red mahogany stain applied.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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