Reclaimed Frames

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Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:20 pm

Got this at the DAV for $5
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Spray painted it white, cut the mat and here you go, Harm's Way 12" by Bertmer
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Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:07 pm

New reclaimed job, original thrift store frame for $4 (sorry for the crappy cell pic):
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Final version:
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Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:07 pm

It never ceases to amaze me at some of the stuff you're able to accomplish with those thrift frames. Nicely done! :cheers:

I've got one I'm working on, hoping to finish it this weekend and throw it up here!
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Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:28 am

:notworthy: You've got some sick framing...and I'm jealous of all your horkeys
xjmjx wrote:So I traded my Naif for an ODiR but I had to have this image, I love it, so I got the Converge. :twisted: Here's the frame up for the Naif, reclaimed frame, chopped down and painted.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:26 pm

xjmjx wrote: Final version:
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nice job man. i was really bummed i missed that print, perfect for halloween.
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Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:19 pm

aznpunkyu wrote::notworthy: You've got some sick framing...and I'm jealous of all your horkeys
Thanks a ton!
lilorphanFunkhouser wrote: nice job man. i was really bummed i missed that print, perfect for halloween.
Thanks man, I thought so too, GID and kid friendly! You might try contacting Greg, he seems like a good dude.
mcgraw23 wrote:It never ceases to amaze me at some of the stuff you're able to accomplish with those thrift frames. Nicely done! :cheers:

I've got one I'm working on, hoping to finish it this weekend and throw it up here!
Super cool, I can't wait to see it! And thanks, I really appreciate it!
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Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:42 pm

I have a question about cutting down reclaimed frames. If the piece I want to put into the frame is 18x24, do I make the cuts at that size from corner to corner, or do I do it a little smaller to include the rabbet in that size? Thanks.
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Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:13 pm

Just cut the print.
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EriaThomas wrote:I have a question about cutting down reclaimed frames. If the piece I want to put into the frame is 18x24, do I make the cuts at that size from corner to corner, or do I do it a little smaller to include the rabbet in that size? Thanks.
You'll typically want to leave an 1/8" extra. I think the framing guru's call this a standard allowance.. When I cut mine down (assuming my rabbits are 1/4"), The inside border will be ~17.75" x 23.75" so the rabbit lengths are actually 18.25" x 24.25". Hope that makes sense. There are plenty of good resources on here to check out with regards to DIY framing:

http://forum.expressobeans.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=127256
http://forum.expressobeans.com/viewtopi ... 31&t=62356
http://forum.expressobeans.com/viewtopi ... 3&t=120367
http://forum.expressobeans.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=117406
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EriaThomas
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Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:23 pm

That makes sense. I'll check out the links, thanks a lot.
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Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:25 pm

$3 frame from a church garage sale (spotted by my daughter!), originally 20" x 30",
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Chopped down, stripped and re-assembled
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Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:05 pm

sidewaysscott wrote:Just cut the print.
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Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:57 pm

Nice work xjmjx! My next frame up has to be a reclaimed frame. Everyone is cranking out some great pieces here!!!
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Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:39 am

Fanfreakintastic!
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Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:28 am

FroDawg wrote:
sidewaysscott wrote:Just cut the print.
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Meh... I cut prints all the time (well, when it's easier for me...) If I'm framing something, it's not leaving me until I die. I don't care if 1/8" of border is missing. I'm sure the resale value might be hurt, but screw those assholes trying to sell my prized my possesions when I'm dead.

xjmjx - That frame is awesome with that print after your work. I'd be proud of that! Your daughter has a good eye.
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