Frame for Eric

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Project by kshipp posted 02-28-2008 06:44 AM 2272 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this frame for a good friend of mine who let me borrow a tool and I forgot for a while to give it back. I really just like to have an excuse to make things and this was a good one.

The frame is maple with the bubinga accents. I was inspired by this frame that Andy made.

The finish is four coats of a gel satin poly that I wiped on and lightly buffed in between coats with 000 steel wool. It came out to a very smooth finish.

The picture is a print from a local artist with many buildings in my town. There was a newspaper article about him so I put plexiglass on the back of the frame so the article would be visible. I also did this in another one of my frames for the same picture.

This was also one of my first projects planned partly on SketchUp which I talked about in this thread.

As always, comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.

-- Kyle Shipp,

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#1 posted 02-28-2008 08:24 AM

Nice frame! I tried sketch up myself, It looks like a pretty nice tool once you get used to it.

-- --Chuck

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#2 posted 02-28-2008 12:30 PM


This is a very nice frame. The bubinga contrasts well with the maple. I have a stack of prints waiting to be framed. This post will come in handy for the frames.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#3 posted 02-28-2008 01:33 PM

One word only. Beautiful frame.

-- Jiri

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#4 posted 02-28-2008 02:42 PM

I like it!! I like it. The little side “thingies” are sweet

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

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#5 posted 02-28-2008 04:50 PM

Really nice looking frame-Its nice to see different joining other than 45 degree mitering!

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#6 posted 02-28-2008 06:06 PM

Great frame. Neat idea on having the article behind the frame.

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