here’s my first ever picture frame, made from quartersawn beech,
the cat is my brothers cat who sadly passed away recently aged 20, the photograph is my own work, it was professionally developed by a photo lab and printed on fine art paper, so very high quality.
making the frame was challenging but a lot of fun, the splines were not easy, I’m thinking of making a jig to get better consistency, or use a saw with a wider kerf and use thicker splines, the problem was them being a bit too thick for the kerf and then snapping as you hammer them in, so some of them took a few attempts before I was satisfied, other than that it was all good, any suggestions on this would be appreciated.
I am happy with how it turned out, the size is 8 x 8 inches and rebate was 5 x 5 mm, which I made with just a chisel.
the final surface was hand planed then scraped with a very sharp card scraper, then sanded to 240 grit.
it was finished with de-waxed shellac as a sanding sealer, then pure tung oil/turps mix which really popped the grain. Inside the rebate had an extra layer of shellac.