Floating Shadow Box Frame

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  • #125621
    Marilyn Moreno
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    I finally finished a floating shadow box frame for a canvas photo. Frame is 3/4″ walnut 1 3/4″ deep to hold the canvas. Canvas is screwed into the backing so that it floats inside the frame.

    Marilyn - Lehigh Valley, Eastern Pennsylvania - USA

    #125626
    sidreilley
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    Nice effect, good job.

    #125675
    Matt McGrane
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    Nicely done, Marilyn. Shooting board for the miters? Reinforced with splines? Looks like they came out good.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #125706
    Marilyn Moreno
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    Hi Matt (@mattmcgrane),
    Thanks, I used a shooting board, but no splines, just glue & finishing nails. The back board holding the canvas is also nailed to the back of the frame, so it’s holding it together as well.

    The miters did come out decent for my first try.
    Short story is that I dropped one of the side pieces 2x on different occasions, landing on the same end, so I had to shorten the sides twice to correct the dents. Got some practice with the miters. But they are not as sharp as I had hoped. I filled in a bit on that edge, just so I could use the piece and not lose more of the space between frame and canvas.

    I have other canvasses to frame, so I’ll try the splines then.

    Marilyn - Lehigh Valley, Eastern Pennsylvania - USA

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