Continuation of Greene & Greene frames

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Project by EarlS posted 12-12-2012 02:26 AM 5863 views 12 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second of five G&G frames I am making for the Yoshiko Yamamoto prints that will adorn the walls of our powder room. As with nearly all of the things I make, this is cherry with walnut pins and accent bars. It is finished with several coats of satin poly wipe, wet sanded with 800 grit between coats, and finished with watco satin wax.

In this iteration I tried the double cloud lift on top and a single cloud lift on the bottom. The accent bars are 1/8 wide and stand proud by about 1/16”. The pins are 1/4” and stand proud by 1/8”. The rails extend beyond the side by 1/8” and are rounded over. They provide a nice subtle detail.

As I refine my design sense I realized the pins are too tall. Darrell Peart recommends more like 1/16” and I certainly can see why. I also think the top rail would look better without the cloud notch on top. A straight edge does a better job of finishing the look. Lastly, the accent bars on the bottom needed to be 1/8” further up to give a better sense of balance to the bottom rail. I also need to learn how to take pictures that don’t crop the top and bottom of the picture when they are uploaded to LJ.

The next iteration will include some curved sides and probably pick up walnut as the primary wood. Ultimately, I want to get to a point where I can accurately replicate the John Hall frame in Darrell Peart’s book on G&G. As always any thoughts, suggestions, or critiques are greatly appreciated.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#1 posted 12-12-2012 02:28 AM

Very nice a super design.

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#2 posted 12-12-2012 03:01 AM

Beautiful work. The frames can almost steal all the attention from its contents. Very well done.

-- Milton Toal, Doncaster, Melbourne Australia.

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#3 posted 12-12-2012 03:52 AM

Love the frames. Great work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 12-12-2012 05:50 AM

For me its always a question of what do I like more – the frame or the art?
In this case it is a tie. Your work is really nice, and I like the style you have developed. It might as well be gracing the walls of the Gamble house.
I really like Yamamoto’s block prints. I have her Calvos Passage Triple print, and I just love it.
For anyone who hasn’t seen her work it is

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#5 posted 12-12-2012 08:32 PM

Out of the ordinary frame. I like it a lot.

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#6 posted 12-12-2012 08:44 PM

Great job! What a perfect combination!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#7 posted 12-19-2012 04:22 PM

Very nice.

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