Cowboy Picture Frame

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Project by MT_Stringer posted 09-04-2013 05:49 AM 2052 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our first great grand child is due in November. In his honor, I decided to make a special picture frame for his mom. The way the family has been talking, it appears he is going to be a cowboy, he just doesn’t it yet. :-)

I bought a piece of reclaimed barnwood for the frame. Turns out, it is cedar about 13/16 inches thick.

The wood is very weathered and has numerous cracks and splits.

So, I drizzled some Titebond III into the cracks and clamped it to close the cracks.

Even though the board was kinda rough, the frame turned out really nice and square.

Note: To test the frame, I added a sample picture from my sports photography days.

The frame is made for 8×10 or smaller (using a mat board).

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#1 posted 09-04-2013 06:22 AM

Awesome frame, well done!!

-- Create, create, create create. It makes my blood flow. And what better material to use than wood, you can repeat the same object 1000 times and none will look the same in natural form.

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#2 posted 09-04-2013 11:37 AM

nice work.

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#3 posted 09-04-2013 01:34 PM

Congrats on your upcoming great grand child! I love the weathered and distressed look of the frame.


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#4 posted 09-04-2013 02:35 PM

That came out very nice. How’s the blade/s on the saws you used?? I figure that old wood could be pretty tough on some blades

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#5 posted 09-04-2013 04:24 PM

Very nice looking frame.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 09-04-2013 05:19 PM

“How’s the blade/s on the saws you used??”

No problem. It was nice to see an actual 1×12 for once.

I purposely planned the cuts so I could incorporate the knot.

BTW, taking the time to glue up the cracks and clamp it really paid off. I didn’t have any problem making any rips or cross cuts. I checked out several places where the split in the wood went all the way through and it was closed up nicely and didn’t blow apart when I cut through it.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#7 posted 09-04-2013 11:42 PM

Great job!

-- I have to remember this is a hobby..

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#8 posted 09-05-2013 12:51 PM

Well done!! Great design and great choice of material.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#9 posted 09-09-2013 01:48 PM

Beautiful frame! Like the wood used, has so much character and very nice rustic look. Great job and congrats on the new member of the family!

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#10 posted 09-14-2013 05:06 AM

It is wrapped and ready for the baby shower Sunday.
Here is Carson at 30 weeks! His little hand is partially covering his face.

I think they will like it.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#11 posted 09-18-2013 03:55 PM

My present was a big hit. Made me a really proud great grand dad.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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