My husband Rob has been spending several weeks in his basement workshop making picture frames this summer. He has made frames for my fabric relief artwork for 30 years and this is the biggest job yet. The frames will look like this, cherry wood, shadow box style with glass.
He is making 51 frames for my Pocketful of Posies exhibit this September and has made good progress. I thought I’d show you how far he’s come!
He first cuts the lengths from cherry boards.
Then he rips the pieces on the table saw to get an L shape.
Then he cuts 45 degree angles and glues the corners together.
He cuts 1/4 inch thick slats that will be placed inside the frame to keep the glass separate from the artwork.
This a special design that Rob figured out years ago to solve the problem of how to display and protect my relief artwork.
For extra strength in the corners, he cuts across the corners and adds slivers of wood.
Here he is wiping off excess glue.
He calculated that cutting and gluing the corners takes 1/2 hours per frame, so just that step took about 25 hours for all the frames.
Now the corners need to be trimmed and sanded. I’ll show the final steps when they’re all done. Thanks, Honey!