Lap Joint Picture Frame

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Project by darkone posted 01-17-2013 09:22 AM 4483 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this walnut picture frame for a friends wedding with one of their wedding rehearsal photos that I took. Pretty happy with how the project turned out but I missed a few spots when sanding some of the glue squeeze out. Lesson learned I guess. I thought the lap joints turned out very well. Thanks for looking!

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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 01-17-2013 11:59 AM

Good looking frame! I like the style!
I have over looked the glue a few times also. I even went as far a removing all the finsih and resanded the project. Sometimes that works and sometimes it don’t.

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Paul Pomerleau

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#2 posted 01-17-2013 12:23 PM

Beautiful frame.
Excellent jointery.
I can never get the joints to be tight.
Did you use a kerfmaker?

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#3 posted 01-17-2013 01:10 PM

Thanks! No, I didn’t use a kerfmaker. I simply used a pencil to mark my lines using the lapping piece. I then slightly undercut the kerfs just using my saw blade and went back and sanded to the final size. Worked really nice and didn’t take too long.

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#4 posted 01-17-2013 02:14 PM

Good job. that glue just sneeks out when you’re not looking :-)

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#5 posted 01-17-2013 04:15 PM

That is a great looking frame. Very nice gift!!.............Jim

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#6 posted 01-17-2013 06:00 PM

Very attractive frame i love the wood and cool joinery.


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#7 posted 01-17-2013 08:44 PM

Simple design, beautiful frame.

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#8 posted 01-18-2013 01:43 AM

Your joinery is a great alternative to the mitered frames and adds a unique look. I feel for you on the glue oops. I HATE it when that happens!

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#9 posted 03-06-2013 09:34 AM

Looks very good simple but impressive

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