Rotten Fish Frame

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.



 
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tedh

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
You're a framing time machine. Looks like we're stepping back to the 'fifties.
 

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."
 

Larry Peterson

PFG, Picture Framing God
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."

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

artfolio

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Nice job: I can just see that hanging in someone's beach house or den.
 

tedh

SPFG, Supreme 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.
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.
 

neilframer

PFG, 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.



Excellent!

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.;)
 
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Keith L Hewitt

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
. They screamed at the guys to stop. To which the barn thieves replied "Oh, we didn't think anyone would mind."
Were the thieves wearing odd coloured socks knitted by Chickie ?
Semi private joke that maybe only Prospero will get.
 
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