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Rotten Fish Frame

Discussion in 'Picture Frame Design' started by prospero, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. prospero

    prospero SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I made this frame from a plank of wood that has been leaning against my shed in the wind and rain for about 20 years. It came out of the house next door so it could be centuries old. We had a nice hot spell of weather in the summer so the timber got nicely dried out. So I sawed the plank up and gave it a good dowsing with woodworm treatment, although any live worms died out years ago. ;) Despite the nice filigree edges the core of the wood was sound. The rails aren't joined at the corners but screwed to a subframe.


  2. tedh

    tedh PFG, Picture Framing God

    You're a framing time machine. Looks like we're stepping back to the 'fifties.
  3. Larry Peterson

    Larry Peterson PFG, Picture Framing God

    The 1750s.
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  4. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    That is truly rustic.
    :cool: Rick
  5. bruce papier

    bruce papier MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    The barnwood reminds me of a funny story. A friend of mine lived in a little town in southern Indiana and had three acres of property. He had a modern pole barn and a really old, falling apart wooden barn. One early morning, he and his wife woke up to quite a stir. They looked out their back window to see two guys with a truck ripping down their wooden barn. They screamed at the guys to stop. To which the barn thieves replied "Oh, we didn't think anyone would mind."
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  6. Larry Peterson

    Larry Peterson PFG, Picture Framing God

    If I had the time, and the inclination, I would love to find an old barn like that to make me some frames.
  7. artfolio

    artfolio SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Nice job: I can just see that hanging in someone's beach house or den.
  8. tedh

    tedh PFG, Picture Framing God

    C'mon up to Merrickville. I have tons of it. Just don't have the time.

    Some of my outbuildings, and my log cabin, date back to the 1830's, when Irish labourers built the Rideau Canal to defend against your forefathers.
  9. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God


    I first saw the thread title "Rotten Fish Frame" and I thought that the fish might be rotten and not the frame (that made me curious) until I saw the pictures...:p
    I framed a monkey skin once many years ago...:oops:
    The fish is just fine and the outer frame is like some driftwood found on a beach.;)
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2018
  10. Keith L Hewitt

    Keith L Hewitt SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Were the thieves wearing odd coloured socks knitted by Chickie ?
    Semi private joke that maybe only Prospero will get.
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