Duration: Two days
Class Size: Maximum of four students
Here is yet another unique frame design from the brothers Greene. It features several of their traditional design details: cloudlifts, offset joinery, soft roundovers, and ebony accents. But this design uses the ebony cloudlift splines on the face of the frame instead of on the edges. And the splines are different widths and lengths to add another visual draw. These frames also have a slot in the top rail to accommodate leather straps for hanging the mirror on bungalow style picture moulding. Even if you don’t add the leather straps for hanging, the slots provide another detail that adds to the overall beauty of the piece.
This frame appears in three different configurations in The Gamble House. One framing a picture, one framing a painted tile, and another framing a mirror. You’ll have your choice of building either one of the two larger size frames. And you’ll take home the mirror glass to fit whichever frame shape you choose to build.
Dimensions of the portrait mirror are 25” wide x 31” long
Dimensions of the square mirror are 28 wide x 23 ¼” long
- Small square (2”, 3”, 4”, or 6” ) – for marking and aligning joinery. Both the double square style or the combination square work well. A 12” combination square will work too.
- Tape Measure
- Small mallet with hard plastic head for setting ebony bars. Like Stanley #57-594 available at most Home Centers or contractor supply houses. Mallets with smaller heads (1” or 3/4” diameter) and weighing 8 oz to 12 oz are best. Also called a Jeweler’s Hammer or Gunsmith’s Hammer.
- If you have a favorite style of hand sanding blocks, bring them.
- Helpful, but not a necessity- Saddle Square (#05N56.01) or Large Saddle Square (#05N56.10) from Lee Valley
- Rubber “tadpole” sanding pads. We’ll use 3/8 – ½” sizes. Like #145958 at Woodcraft or #54412 at Rockler or #68Z82.01 at Lee Valley.
- Most people find it helpful to have a notebook and/or a camera (cell phone cameras work fine) to record set-ups, jigs, clamping techniques, glue-ups, etc for future reference.
Contact George at (425) 753-4476 to enroll in this class or be put on a waiting list. Please call between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm (Pacific Time). If you reach my voicemail, please leave your phone number and an email address, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.