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    Frame for Tiles

    Several years ago when LOML and I were on a cruise, we picked up two hand-painted ceramic tiles in Costa Maya, Mexico. One of my tasks was to make a frame to hold them. Well, here we are - time passed - larger projects took their toll, etc., etc. I wanted to build something that would set off the tiles and look nice but not overpower the tiles. Here's what I ended up doing:

    I chose cherry and spalted maple for some character.

    The internal smaller pieces are simply butt-glued; longer rails are joined to the stiles using mini-pocket screws and glue. I ran a keyhole slot in each stile for hanging.
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    To strengthen the actual framing pieces, I cut a 1/8" groove in the sides and glued in a strip of cherry.
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    Plain shot of the front.
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    Here's what it will look like when ready to hang on a wall.
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    The tiles are 4.25" square; overall dimensions of the frame are 23" by 14.5".

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    That's pretty cool Bill, I like how they are off set a bit and the maple and cherry look great together. Where'd you get the metal shells on the corners?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    That's pretty cool Bill, I like how they are off set a bit and the maple and cherry look great together. Where'd you get the metal shells on the corners?
    Thanks, Jeff. The shells are real sea shells we collected from beaches mostly in Florida. Every time we go to the beach, we walk up and down the beach for exercise and look for shells.
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    Love that Caribbean feel. Great design for the theme. It would feel at home in any bungalow where the sound of the surf rolls in the glassless windows. That reminds me, its time to go back to Jamaica.
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    Beautiful. I engrave white tiles and set them in a simple wood frame. Your frames would upscale my simple tiles by alot!!

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    Great job and great looking tile, probable brings back some great memories.

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    How did you know that was my next project? Now I have no excuse to not complete tile framing. This looks great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    Love that Caribbean feel. Great design for the theme. It would feel at home in any bungalow where the sound of the surf rolls in the glassless windows. That reminds me, its time to go back to Jamaica.
    Here ya go getting all mushy! Sheesh!!!
    Gotta agree with ya a bit, though!
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    How did you fix tiles in the rabbits? Glue or little keepers? Want to do some for family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Arnold View Post
    Thanks, Jeff. The shells are real sea shells we collected from beaches mostly in Florida. Every time we go to the beach, we walk up and down the beach for exercise and look for shells.
    Should have looked closer, can see they are real now. Looks great!
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