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A client asked me to make him a rustic frame and brought me some boards from a dock that had washed up here in the Potomac.

Turns out making rustic furniture sometimes takes a lot less work when you don't have to sand, finish, or make everything look perfect. So much for all those fine woodworking skills.

Also learned the hard way just how much good quality glass costs from the framing store, so I'll only make about a $5 profit on this project. Luckily didn't need to go buy wood for the frame and it was a quick build.

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I like your rustic frame a lot because I have made many myself!

Since I live in earthquake country, I use 1/32" or 3/32" non-glare Plexiglas instead of real glass as it is shatter resistant, lighter, and easier to cut in my shop. Most like the non-glare effect but some object to the slight fuzzy appearance of the thicker material.

I have some 100 year old native Iowa red oak pulled out of the farmhouse where my wife spent some of her early childhood (many many years ago). I also keep some old fence material that is weathered, and still weathering beside my house!
 

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