This Week in The Shop: Arts & Crafts Inspired Picture Frames

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 … Continue reading This Week in The Shop: Arts & Crafts Inspired Picture Frames

Picture Frames

I’ve built a few picture frames over the last two years.  I’ve enjoyed the process and the opportunity work some hard wood.  With all walnut, maple, white oak and red oak scraps  I’ve been making I should have raw materials for an entire house!  It takes about an hour to make the frame, but years of hard work to get the family right. In other news, my home workshop has entered into a serious slowdown mode until May.  I will not be showing any big projects out of the home shop, although work will be cool.  I’m buying my own … Continue reading Picture Frames