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My wife's grandmother needed a picture frame and I volunteered. I'd never done a picture frame before and I went with an Asian style. Slightly curly maple and spalted maple, sanded to 4000 grit, several coats of BLO and constructed with halflap joints.

Joints didn't come out as tight as I wanted and the spalted maple darkened more than I was expecting but I like the result.

Cheers,

-Chris

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Nice Frame. Look good to me.
 

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I drew out a frame similar to this the other day to make for a picture I was going to frame, but mine was slightly different…but I like this on more than mine!! It's simple, but makes the picture feel like it's coming off of the wall out at you!
 

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nice results on this frame - good contrasting colors with the wood choice!
 

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Great looking frame!
 

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Great job on the frame looks great on the wall.
 

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Not bad for trying this design on your first picture frame!

Turned out great & the contrasting woods compliment each other very well.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI
 

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Very impressive. Contrasting wood is beautiful and the style is very original. Yea, I like it!
 

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They summed it up!

Nice design and good work both!
 

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Great looking frame-I'm sure Grandma loves it!
 

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Great looking frame Chris. Grandma's gonna Love it!
 

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I like the contrast with the wood. Nice work Chris.
 

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Getting these joints tight is pretty tough, having just made one I understand your struggle. But it came out extremely well, i am enjoying it very much!
 
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