electronic brain surgery since 2001

The Great Wave

I have always been a fan of Hokusai's “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” and got reminded of it again when I saw it on “Great Art Explained”.

With the “original” being a colorized wood print, produced in the thousands, I thought why not get a modern print for my self?

The wall above my desk was still awfully empty. So I bought a nice print at Kuriosis – a Berlin based online shop for art prints.

Now all I needed was a frame. And instead of buying one, I decided to make my own.

I didn't take any pictures of the process but it was relatively straight forward:

  1. resaw some scrap pine to the proper dimensions on the table saw
  2. cut to length
  3. add a recess using the router table - this will hold the picture and back panel later
  4. use the miter saw depth stop to cut mortises for cross lap joints 1)
  5. glue the frame
  6. add a 45° bevel on all the front sides using the router table
  7. route a small slit at the center of the top frame and add a piece of aluminum as a hanging point
  8. sand up to 240 grit
  9. paint with chalk paint (or what ever you want)
  10. lightly sand again with 320 grit
  11. cut a fitting back panel from 3mm MDF
  12. put the picture and back panel in, secure with staples

I really like the result


woodworking, diy, pictureframe, art
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