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Tabernacle type Frame ??

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by Woodworks by John, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. Woodworks by John

    Woodworks by John CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    I have a client that's interested in a tabernacle style frame for a recent painting. It's about 24 x 32 so a fairly large size. I've attached a screen shot which shows a gilded panel inside of the actual frame. She likes this concept so wondering if this could be made of 1/4" MDF out of one piece to eliminate potential separation. This piece would be gilded (budget says composition leaf at this time) over a brushed on primer/sealer. Still playing with the overall design of the rest of the frame so looking for inspiration wherever I can find it! Not interested in a lot of scrolls or carving (thank goodness) so my plan is to mill most of it, including a coved piece for the top -- maybe even some dentil molding as well. The over-all design doesn't need to be "period correct" but rather something that conveys the tabernacle feel in an updated way. Any thoughts or sources of information are appreciated.
     

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  2. Melinda Tennis

    Melinda Tennis CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    JFM, Regence and Munn
     
  3. Gilder

    Gilder MGF, Master Grumble Framer

  4. Pat Murphey

    Pat Murphey SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Look at Munn Farmeworks profiles available in gesso. You could add corner blocks and miter a profile like a crown moulding for the top - worth thinking about. Talk to Max.

    http://munnframeworks.com/
     
  5. Gilder

    Gilder MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    Those frames could be easily assembled, any hardware store that has millwork like Lowe's or Home Depot.
     
  6. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    The gold part is called a spandrel.
    :cool: Rick
     
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  7. Woodworks by John

    Woodworks by John CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

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  8. Frances M.

    Frances M. CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    I Had a spandrel made for me by Frank's Fabrics but the thinnest MDF they had was 3/8", which was a bit thick. Raphaels is back in business - you may have search threads for phone # - I think they can do 1/4 MDF. For mine, I cut a mat on the Wizard and sent it to Frank's to use as template. It was very smooth and sturdy, though I was doing a painted finish.
     
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  9. Woodworks by John

    Woodworks by John CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Awesome -- thanks for the info. I have 1/4" MDF and will use that. I'll make my own template for the curve at top and pattern route it to shape. I'm doing another frame with composition leaf so will experiment on some scrap MDF to see how it goes. We'll see what happens but I'm optimistic!
     
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  10. Woodworks by John

    Woodworks by John CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Thought I'd share what's been done so far, now comes the finish and leafing the spandrel. Tabernacle Frame - 1 - 1.jpg
     
  11. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    I like the frame, John and I also like the sign....
    Screen Shot 2018-11-28 at 10.32.58 PM.png
     
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  12. prospero

    prospero SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Nailed it! :D
     
  13. Gilder

    Gilder MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    Looks great!
     
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