Mahogany Picture Frame

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Project by spudhogg posted 03-06-2014 10:43 PM 1696 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We needed to hang some pictures in our living room, so we did some frame shopping and suffered a bit of sticker shock! So, I naturally volunteered to make the frames. It turned out to be, well….not quite as easy as I anticipated. Here is the first frame I made (after having made a miter sled for my table saw). It is mahogany and turned out rather nice I think. I’ll be making more….after all, I built a miter sled and need to use it!

-- Spudhogg Woodworks

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#1 posted 03-06-2014 11:03 PM

Nice picture frame.

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#2 posted 03-06-2014 11:16 PM

As my son would say, tight!!!

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!

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#3 posted 03-07-2014 12:01 AM

Nice choice with the colors for the matting as well.

Could you post pictures of the joinery and describe the method you used to hold everything in?

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#4 posted 03-07-2014 12:19 AM

Great job. much better than the one I did. The mat is a good idea too.

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#5 posted 03-07-2014 12:35 AM

oops…I wrote mahogany, but this is black walnut!

-- Spudhogg Woodworks

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#6 posted 03-07-2014 12:56 AM

On the black walnut frame I used straight glue joinery. The ones shown here are poplar, stained with a black walnut stain. I used glue and v nails to join the pieces. I bought the frame joiner to assist in the process, and it makes inserting v nails a snap. I use the Pony band clamp to how the frame together when gluing. Hope this helps, bill4123. Do you need a picture of the miter sled as well?

-- Spudhogg Woodworks

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#7 posted 03-07-2014 02:29 AM

Nice work! They look great.

Thanks for shairng

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 03-07-2014 06:37 AM

Very Nice Work!!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#9 posted 03-07-2014 01:12 PM

the miters are nice and tight…great job

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#10 posted 03-07-2014 02:48 PM

Very nicey done with tight miters. How did you make your molding? Would like to hear what method or methods you used to cut your profile. Thanks for posting.

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

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#11 posted 03-07-2014 04:14 PM

I used a router table for the molding. I used a single bit (shown) and adjusted the hight on the second pass to created the finished profile.

-- Spudhogg Woodworks

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