Two sided picture frame: revision 2

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Project by JWF posted 12-15-2012 08:34 PM 3112 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We had a white elephant gift exchange at work and I decided I would re-visit the two sided picture frame ( This is based on Christian Becksvoort’s from the June 2010 Fine Woodworking. Instead of beveling the top and bottom I went with a cove instead. I think I like that better. I also made this one to allow for two mats to better protect the pictures. Materials are a very lightly figured curly maple with walnut pins. Glass and mats were taken from from Dollar Store frames. The mortises are kinda rough, my hand tool “skills” are limited (but I’m learning). Finish is a tea stain and a couple of coats of shellac.

The person who wound up with it at the gift exchange wasn’t too thrilled at first (kind of “Oh look, a picture frame.”) but when I told her I would help her get it open if she really wanted to use it she realized that I had made it myself. Then it became; “You made this? Well that makes it special.”

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#2 posted 12-16-2012 01:44 PM

Great idea

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-19-2012 04:19 PM

Very nice.

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#4 posted 01-06-2013 01:25 AM

Excellent work! Certainly not the reaction I would have expected this to receive!

-- Jeff

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