One of my first real projects, a frame for engraved 4.25 tile.
I did it in Proofgrade Medium Walnut Plywood (I think that’s the one).
The triangles were cut as spacers for the corners to flush the tile with the frame and also double as an invisible method to ensure the finger joints stay together when glued in. They also provide space for the screw/nail head for the keyhole I added (thanks @jbmanning5) and assembly just took a few minutes of gentle tapping and bit of wood glue. There are 4 extra triangles that I ended up using to space it even further, personal preference.
Weirdly though, I guess I only took one image of the final product. I can add more later.
My goal was to give the tile some depth while also making it versatile as a coaster or as flush mount wall art. I do wish there was more variety available of PG plywood, but I think I’ll be branching out to other materials as well, this was mostly a test. I plan on doing a series of nine as a gift to be hung together in a 3 x 3 grid on the wall.
It took me a few tries, and the documentation could be better (anyone have this somewhere?), but https://www.festi.info/boxes.py/ is a great help with the box. I’d pay money for an app that could generate on the fly joints with different styles. Someone who’s a programmer should get with @evansd2 and incorporate some of his joints into a box joint builder!
I still have a lot to learn and plan on doing some more multi-step thinking before cutting…like, why not engrave the sides then cut for a totally custom looking frame.
I have to extend a thank you @Jules, who deserves a lifetime supply of proofgrade materials from the GF team.