Fancier picture frame

I wanted to try making a “less flat” picture frame. Simple layering. I don’t know about making a habit of this, though. Most of the time, just buying a nice frame would make more sense.

Here’s a smaller version, different color stain…

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That’s quite lovely. I like the gasp a lot

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Wow these are amazing

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I dunno, I think buying a picture frame might be less expensive -but then you wouldn’t have such an attractive frame! It really adds to the overall effect.

Very nice!

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I love this!!

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What’s the material?

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What’s the material?

It’s entirely made of walnut plywood (the frame, not the mosaic). I added water-based wood stains (“Cabernet” and “Antique” for the first one, “Espresso” and “Dark Walnut”) for the second. After assembly, I sanded down and stained the plywood edges to match. It will be finished with matte polyurethane.

I used guide holes for alignment (though doing it by hand wouldn’t have been hard). The layer with the grain going perpendicularly, visible in the narrow gap, was put together in pieces jigsaw-style, since the stock wasn’t wide enough to accommodate the entire length.

The guide holes also served as pilot holes for the turn button screws on the back. There’s also a hole for hanging it on a hook.

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A purchased frame only makes sense when it is superior to what can be made. In your case, it doesn’t make any sense at all. The artwork and frames could not be improved with an off the shelf item.

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That is jaw dropping!
You say it’s simple layering, but how is the inner section floating over the outer? That level of detail is actually amazing!

As someone who used to sell frames, something with that much detail would likely be $100s/linear foot…so not sure it would even be cheaper, and it would still be generic.

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Very nice!

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It’s not, though I guess it looks that way. Here’s the pattern (free):

share-fancy-frame.svg.zip (12.3 KB)

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Your work deserves your frame! Well done!

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Aah, it’s because of the second skinny layer on the very top. That’s fabulous engineering.

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Thank you so much for this share!

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Fantastic and thanks for the share.

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Your designs always have that extra something special. Very nice! I really like the art too (especially the cat of course).

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Yup, a nice look.

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