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Offline alfa

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12 Frames for a photo wall
« on: July 13, 2013, 10:19 PM »
I had a go at putting together 12 20"x30" frames from 8/4 poplar. I wanted a clean, modern look and the dimensions are heavily related to the golden ratio.

Finished them with an Apollo 1050vr using Target EM1000 Sanding Sealer with 2 coats EM6500 Bright White Pastel colored to Benjamin Moore Cool Aqua and hung with french cleats.

Mat board is from Blick Art Supplies, glass purchased locally.

Thanks for looking!
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Alfa

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Offline redbirdone

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Re: 12 Frames for a photo wall
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2013, 01:49 AM »
What did you use to cut the miters?  Kapex? Very nice job.  And, most importantly, very nice hanging/install of the frames.  Everything looks good!

Offline ScotF

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Re: 12 Frames for a photo wall
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2013, 02:38 AM »
This came out great!  Love the paint and the pics -- very cool!  You did a great job on this one. Other than the TS saw and CT and MFT, what other Festool tools did you use?

Scot

Offline Kev

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Re: 12 Frames for a photo wall
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2013, 04:39 AM »
Nice tight mitres, did you cut them on your table saw?

Kev

Offline galwaydude18

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Re: 12 Frames for a photo wall
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2013, 06:53 AM »
Nice frames! What did you cut the mitres with?

Offline Wooden Lungs

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Re: 12 Frames for a photo wall
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2013, 09:52 AM »
End result is fantastic. Very slick looking. The colour on the frames works really well. thanks for posting. [smile]
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: 12 Frames for a photo wall
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2013, 11:23 AM »
Did you use the domino to join the miters?

real nice work BTW

Offline alfa

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Re: 12 Frames for a photo wall
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2013, 11:21 PM »
Thanks Festoolers for all the nice comments!

I did not give due credit to the RO 150 which helped smooth out some of the corners. I don't have a jointer and used my Makita planer to true the sides but some of the pieces where parallelograms, not true rectangles. It gave me extra work but not perceptible to people looking at it, nor are there any visible separations with the wall. I did match the four sides for each frame when passing them through the planer, but still....

I also used RO 150 w/ 320 grit to smooth out post-primed pieces.

I used a table saw for the mitres. A Kapex would be awesome but I'm torn between that as the next big purchase or the router table.

I have a domino and really wanted to use it, but deferred because of lack of time and some misgivings on the accuracy of the planer-trued pieces: glue, 18g nail gun, Bessey K-clamps with KP framing set, flat surface of the MFT and eyeing/holding the most appropriate alignment was how I joined the sides.

Thanks again!

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Alfa