picture frame - Woodworking Project by Brian
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picture frame

Haven’t been working the wood lately due to summer travel and house work, etc. This is a project I’ve been meaning to get to for several months. It took just a few hours last night. It’s my very first construction permit. I thought framing it would be nice – sort of like the first dollar thing. It’s red oak from some cutoffs finished with danish oil. I validated the accuracy of my mitre jig, at least! Each corner has a small loose tenon holding things together. Acrylic sheet leftovers instead of glass (easy to cut to fit instead of going to a glass shop; and free as well).

-- Losing fingers since 1969

Good job Brian. I love to make frames.
For the future make yourself a 45 deg. sled. Much better and easier.

-- Tor and Odin are the greatest of gods.

Yes, that is what I used. My son helped me make it.

-- Losing fingers since 1969

Nice tight miters Brian, and congrats on getting your work permit. Nothing looks worse than poor miter cuts! It looks like you had some good help with your miter jig.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway

Great job Brian.

It looks perfectly aligned. It’s nice to have help, they make sure the alignment is perfect:)
What did you use to cat the frame profile? I like the look of it.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Nice frame and it certainly will be a memento down the road and hopefully bring back some good memories .
The mitre sled is a good thing to have and I highly recommend it as the results are consistent as long as your lumber is straight .


Ian, I chamfered one edge at about 20° then ran the front sides over the saw with the blade about 1/8" high to make some grooves. Then I cut the mitres. The grooves kind of give the illusion to the chamfer that it’s curved but it’s not at all.

-- Losing fingers since 1969

Thanks Brian!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

A super looking frame with nice tight miters.

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