4hour Calendar Frame

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Project by PhiltheLuthier posted 12-18-2012 04:22 PM 5862 views 9 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So yesterday around 1pm my mother-in-law called to say we’ll be having Christmas dinner the next day (today!). We drew names to see who gives who a present and this year I got my mother-in-law. Sweet as she is she kept telling me she doesn’t want anything for Christmas, which makes it really hard to get a gift. Every year we give all our family a calendar with pictures of the children from the corresponding month of the previous year, so I figured I should make her a calendar frame! So it just happened that my wife an I were returning from purchasing wood for this very project when we got the call. So, 2pm to 5pm work, work, work. pick up the kids, then 7-9ish work with one of them sleeping and the other screaming “DADDY!!! I WAN’T DADDY!!!!” and wrapped it up this morning.

In the design stage my wife said I should put a shelf and key holders, so we threw those in. The frame is plantation teak that was on sale, total of about $9, it was poorly milled so they wanted to get rid of it. 1/4” Baltic birch backing board from my left-overs, and I went out to buy some hook, then found I already had a bunch! Oh well, more for another project! The finish is nothing, hey it’s teak, it’s oily enough as it is!!

I’m really glad that I recently bought a planner and jointer because they sure made fixing up the wood fast! Normally I’d have expected this sort of project to take about 3 days using hand tools!

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 12-18-2012 04:41 PM

Nice job sir. Enjoy your festivities!

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-18-2012 07:28 PM

Very nice work. Have a good Christmas!

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#3 posted 12-18-2012 09:26 PM

Very good one. Useful an good looking! M-I-L will be proud of her S-I-L !!! (which makes the wife happy also….)

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#4 posted 12-19-2012 02:25 PM

I literally laughed out loud at when I read that you bought hooks only to find out that you had a bunch. I do that kind of stuff all the time and it irritates me (for a few seconds) and then I figure I’ll use them later on. I have bags of bolts, nuts, washers, screws, etc. of certain lengths that at some point were part of a plan. That plan is long gone from the noggin and I’m left with stuff I only hope I’m creative enough to actually use.

Great project and amazing work in the time that you had. I’m sure she’ll love it.

-- Dad: Someone was supposed to pick up his toys! Son: My name isn't "Someone".

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#5 posted 12-19-2012 02:27 PM

Looks like a unique design,nice work.

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