Here’s some pictures of completed Arts & Crafts type frames I’ve put together over the last few weeks – along with some older frames still in use. The wife’s given me a commission to cover our living room wall. Got a bit more wall to cover, but I feel like I’m getting the style down.
Bridle joints on every corner. Every frame is oak, whether white, red or salvaged. My finishes are all over the place – Danish oil, polyurethane, spar urethane, polycrylic. I’m not really worried about matching. I’ve brush, sprayed and rubbed. Just experiments in style.
Make it safe and keep the rubberside down this weekend.
6 thoughts on “This Week in The Shop: Arts & Crafts Inspired Picture Frames”
Wonderful! Especially the ‘all curves’ one. Did you cut the curves before or after the assembly?
I mitered the sides first, then cut the curves on the bandsaw. Wish i could use hand tools like you do – but I’ve nowhere near the excellence to cut such a piece on the line.
Keep up the work on the Roubo bench! I keep putting mine off…but it will be the next bench i make.
and thanks for commenting – it’s nice to get a look from someone who’s work I’ve been following.