01 November 2017

This frame was made for a friend in exchange for some family photography. I decided to go with the "scorched oak" technique, which works especially well with quartersawn oak as it produces ribbon-like patterns across an otherwise straight grain. To achieve this look, I build the entire frame complete with splines, char it with a blowtorch, wait until it cools down, scrape out the char with a wire brush, wipe away the dust with wet rags, let the frame dry, then coat with 3 applications of urethane.

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