Mission Style Picture Frame, Part 2

I got back from my visit to the Thorsen house this afternoon, and started making the back panels for the cabinet.  While I was at it I decided to blank out the parts for the picture frame too.  I ended up cutting the top rail a 1/2″ narrower (top-to-bottom) than I’d planned, but it isn’t a big deal, I think it will still look great.  I got all the parts dimensioned, the mortises cut and the tenons fit.

I spent a few minutes picking the best sides and orientation for the boards.  The sides have a little streak of sapwood that I put on the bottom inside edge, and the figure in the top has a slight arc down at both ends.  I’m not sure how visible that will be in the finished part, but I think it will work out nicely.

Still to do is the rabbet for the glass, the bevel on the top, and the ebony plugs.  I love quick projects, I can finish this in a few more hours.

Mission picture frame, dry fit

Mission picture frame, dry fit

Mission picture frame, apart

Mission picture frame, apart

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