Rustic Knotty Pine Picture Frames 31"x24"

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Project by Dinger posted 01-09-2014 03:52 PM 5716 views 4 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these picture frames as gifts for Christmas. My father-in-law gave me a Jorgensen Picture frame clamping system for Christmas last year so I guess this request shouldn’t have come as a surprise! He supplied the wood and the prints, which he obtained from is local Whitetails club over the years. They are quite nice!

I made 5 total, having to scrap the sixth one. I cut the mitres the wrong way – one of those situations where it was late and I was tired and probably should have stopped working about a half hour before I did… Anyway, these were a lot of fun.

My FIL has some property in the UP that borders thousands of acres of state land, a few hundred of which were due for harvesting timber. The best access was through his land, so in return for the access he asked the lumber jack to fell a few pines for him. Add a neighbor that owed him a favor with a Woodmizer and voila – thousands of bf later, he had enough 2×4’s for a new 20’ x 30’ garage with some to spare! Those Yoopers are resourceful… We thought it would be neat to build the frames out of that beautiful pine that came from his own land. I found some nice rift-sawn pieces to use.

The main part of the frame is 3” x 3/4” and there’s a 3/4” x 3/4” applied moulding. I used the “plan” from a recent Woodworkers Journal. The article and I only used a 3/8” cove bit and a core box bit. Pretty simple and ideal for a high-production project. I also took a 1-hour break to make the Shooting Board . That was priceless for this project and photo 2 is me showing off my perfect mitres :) . I used the same pane holders that you would use for wood-frame windows to hold everything in. A local glass company sourced the glass for me – $60 for six 31’” x 24” sheets. Finish is pure tung oil. The pine will darken beautifully over time.

Thanks for looking!

-- "Begin every endeaver with the end ever in mind."

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#1 posted 01-09-2014 11:45 PM

I made some frames long ago and while searching for ideas here on LJ I came up with what I thought would be a good suggestion for any frames I make in the future. Put a pic of a cross section so others could see the profile details. Do you have a cross section cut off? I’d like to see one because the frames look nice.

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#2 posted 01-15-2014 10:08 PM

Doug – I’ll see what I can do.

-- "Begin every endeaver with the end ever in mind."

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