Oak picture frame

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Project by ayryq posted 01-19-2013 05:02 PM 1240 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is yet another picture frame, this one made for a crayon-drawing my brother-in-law made of our home. It’s the same construction as the others but a sligntly different finish.

It’s on one of those bent-metal cleats so I can swap it easily with a christmas print in a frame made previously.

Hardest part was matting. Hard to get straight lines. I used a straight-edge clamp on a bit of plywood to cut the mat to size.

Finish came from Popular Woodworking and comprised General “Spiced Walnut” followed by Watco Walnut Danish Oil followed by thinned amber shellac.

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#1 posted 01-19-2013 05:15 PM

great picture frame,turned out nice.your brother in law did a nice job on the picture.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 01-20-2013 01:54 PM

Very nice!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 01-21-2013 06:26 AM

Nice photo of your work. I wish my pictures that I took had the sharpness and color of your pic.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#4 posted 01-21-2013 01:10 PM

Thanks, Richard. I probably took a dozen pictures from all over the room before I found a spot that wasn’t getting glare or reflection off the glass with a flash. (I use bounce flash for almost every indoor picture these days.) Good thing cameras are digital now… trial and error got a lot faster—and cheaper.

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