Walnut Picture Frame - a real weekend project

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Project by ChuckM posted 07-14-2008 04:27 PM 1808 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Many so-called weekend projects can’t really be finished over a weekend; this one is a weekend project that all levels of woodworkers can complete on a Saturday or Sunday. And it’s dirt cheap: all one needs is some scrap pieces. I used left-over walnut moldings (which have a nice profile), a glass and mat from an old picture frame, and made myself a frame for a pyrography work I did back in May. Not only did I have time to finish the picture frame, I even found time to repaint my deck afterwards. I wish I could be as productive in my regular job (or may be not!).

frame and glass / mat: $0
picture hardware: $0.5
sanding paper / spray satin top coats: $1 (?)
pyrography: $25 (the seminar cost)
art work hung on wall: PRICELESS

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#1 posted 07-14-2008 04:40 PM

Great looking frame. Nice paint job, too!!


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#2 posted 07-14-2008 05:20 PM

Nice job. And they really are a simple weekend project for a router and a couple of specialty bits. I did some a couple of years ago and posted them here. I also posted them on my website with pictures of the bits I used.

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#3 posted 07-14-2008 09:58 PM

Nice work!

Thanks for the post


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#4 posted 07-29-2008 10:42 PM

Great looking

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