Picture Frame - Holds 20" x 30" Picture

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Project by lumbermeister posted 09-18-2013 01:56 AM 2209 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Frame made from walnut with maple inlay (actually, the maple inlay is itself inlayed with a walnut strip – this inlayed “subassembly” is then glued to the main walnut frame members).

The glue the first 3 frame members together by hand; no clamps involved. Holding the individual corners together for a few minutes and being careful to wipe away the glue squeeze-out using wetted cue tips, this sequential glue-up method allows easier alignment of corners, as I can focus on one corner at a time (as opposed to 4 corners simultaneously in a framing clamp). Only the final member is glued using a clamp.

I have a few more frames to do to document some family summer vacations – then its on to my first furniture piece (book case).

Thanks in advance for any comments/suggestions.

- Eric

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#1 posted 09-18-2013 04:24 AM

The splines add a nice touch that I bet few people will really appreciate.
Great corners….................

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 09-20-2013 06:55 PM

Great wood combo and tight joints make your frame look great. Well done!

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#3 posted 08-05-2015 10:45 AM


Good work, the frame is looking great. I have also ordered some frames from Art To Frame and working on them to customize them more the way I want.

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