Christmas Picture Frames

  • Advertise with us
Project by maxomatic posted 12-23-2011 04:38 PM 1757 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Christmas gifts project. I made 10, each slightly different from the rest. Purpleheart with maple splines, walnut with maple splines, and curly maple with walnut splines. I was going to spray them with enduro-var, but my gun wasn’t working right and I was getting impatient, so I just wiped the stuff on. It worked out fine I think.

-- I cut it three times and it's STILL too short!

2 comments so far

View wookie's profile


154 posts in 4547 days

#1 posted 12-23-2011 06:50 PM

Max, nice gifts! Made some for my folks too. Do you cut your own mats and glass? I had Hobby Lobby do mine but I’m thinking I’ll cut my own mats and have the glass cut at the local hardware store next time. Pre-cut glass at the Hobby Lobby were $7.00 each. I can get the glass cut at Ace for $1.89 plus tax. They also charge $8.00 each to work on non store bought frames. Trying to save a little money next time. Do you use a miter sled on your table saw?

Nice Project,


-- Wookie=Wood Rookie

View maxomatic's profile


48 posts in 4037 days

#2 posted 12-27-2011 04:58 PM

wookie – I had a local glass shop do the glass, and I bought the mats and easel backs online but had to cut them down a bit to fit. I paid $37 for the glass, and he did 10 frames for me. I tried a couple different methods for cutting the miters, first a miter gauge on the table saw, and then the miter saw after several adjustments to get it set up perfectly.

-- I cut it three times and it's STILL too short!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics