This is a new frame I built for my son. Tried a few new tricks on this one as he presented me with quite a challenge. The design is his. First it's made of ceder, with blocks holding it together of poplar. Had some left over from his last frame and cut the blocks from the dark streaks. Now came my challenge, cutting the slots and blocks so they match and fit together snug. A first for me. I felt it needed some more strength so I drilled and added dowels. another first for me. A strong frame and best of all, no nails or screws! Also a first for me. Stained only with gloss polyurethane.