A picture frame from an old tabletop
After I build the new Table for my mother, I collected the wood of the old table. So in this project, I convert part of the old tabletop to a picture frame as a present for my father.
The wood connection in the tabletop are quite deteriorated and do offer much resistance when I take it apart. After this step, I cut all the parts to the correct length. The glass and backer board of an old simpler picture frame defines the size for the new structure.
I’m under time pressure as this is a birthday present and I needed to get it done. So I use glue and screws to connect the sides and omit any fancy joinery.
To insert the glass, I cut a groove along the inside of the frame. I also cut some groves to strengthen the joints.
The last step is, as always painting. I choose to use a spray finish, as this took the least amount of time. In total, I applied two layers. In hindsight, it would have been better to add at least one another layer.