I made a thing! by batfish

I made a thing!

I made this yesterday to try out 2 different skills: #1 Faux painting a metallic patina finish, and #2 Making a frame from scratch, including milling the stock from reclaimed wood.

It's entirely made wood I had on hand. The anchor and it's backing are made from leftover 1/4 inch wood from some other project. For scale, it's around 5.5 inches wide, and a little over 7 inches till. The frame is from free pallet wood. I picked an anchor because I have a friend who loves anything nautical, and I may give it away.

Now that I see my faux finish (done with the cheap acrylic craft paint from Walmart) next to the black metal bench vice, I'm fairly happy with how that came out.

The "Rustic" reclaimed wood picture frame looks OK from the front (aside from the gaps in the corners), but it's got a lot of problems. I learned a lot making it, and the next ones will be better. The major things I learned was to make more stock than I think I'll need, and not to cut the 45 degree corners on my table saw. I just went out and bought a $5 miter box, and I'll cut future ones with a hand saw. I also picked up a more appropriate corner clamp, which will help too.
I really like this. You are so creative! My hubby would love it, he's a sailor, so I am sure your nautical pal will!
June 15th, 2018  
Wow, you are very talented with work such as this. I know my parents and hubby always used a mitre box for making frames, but I have never tried doing anything like this myself.
June 17th, 2018  
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