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Standing Frame Has Two Faces

comments (3) April 9th, 2010 in Reader's Gallery

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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This freestanding frame allows the display of two pieces of art simultaneously on a tabletop, desk, or other flat space. It is designed to be easily disassembled to change artwork. The sleek design and basic joinery in this frame make it a great one-day project. It has a wide base, a narrower top, and through-tenons on the uprights. Grooves, bevels, and mortises are the basic construction method. Tenons, wedges, and pegs keep the frame together. Once you've made one of these frames, you'll want a whole set in different sizes. Luckily, that will be easy to accomplish. Read how Christian Becksvoort builds this frame in Fine Woodworking, issue # 212.

Design or Plan used: Christian Becksvoort

posted in: Reader's Gallery, cherry, accessory, asian inspired

Comments (3)

GarageWoodworks GarageWoodworks writes: Nicely done Betsy. I need to add this one to my 'To-Do' list!
Posted: 9:12 pm on April 20th

BetsyE BetsyE writes: Hi Mistrfix: You can get all the info you need to build the frame in the current issue of Fine Woodworking, # 212. (see link above). It looks like the original "blurb" got posted low on the page and maybe you didn't see it. --Betsy
Posted: 12:01 pm on April 12th

Mistrfix Mistrfix writes: Anissa

What is it about such an simple frame with an oblique angle? Elegant.

I love the pins.

Did you use glue on the base?

My current phase (10 years) is puzzle work. No mechanical or chemical attachment.

How did you attach the base? Simple force mortise?
Posted: 8:29 pm on April 10th

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