Monday, August 13, 2012

Rustic Driftwood Picture Frame

Are you ready for another
driftwood project 
before the summer is over?

I built a frame using a very long board I found on the beach. I just love boards that wash up, they usually have such a great patina and everywhere there was a nail or a screw is the most beautiful rusty mark.


This was actually my very first attempt at cutting 45 degree angles with my chop saw.
I admit I'm a little afraid of this saw...


My cuts came out very well if I do say so myself... I glued and stapled each corner.

I used clamps going each way until the glue dried... You really need these clamps!


I drilled a hole in the top of the frame and added this rusty screw eye. 
The screw eye was actually attached to this board when I found it on the beach.


I added a picture of my in-laws 
circa 1959 with a heavy cardboard backing.


It's a very old picture with some awesome 
color distortions.



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8 comments:

  1. What a great frame you made. And, that picture is just beautiful.

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  2. What a beautiful frame! We have those clamps and now it's hard to imagine a project without them. Great build.

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  3. Great job on the frame--it's perfect for your photo!

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  4. That looks great, Susan! The picture is perfect for it, too.

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  5. Your ability to use what you find on your walks on the beach is amazing! One great project after another!!
    Jane

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  6. Awesome!!! Love the natural rustic look of this frame and picture. I use to make picture frames (not from scratch) out of this type of wood back in the 60's! Everything comes back.

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