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Frame and Easel

To build the picture frame on page 18, all you’ll need are some brass-plated turnbuttons. These are available from Rockler (27912).

The brass knurled thumb nut, machine screw, and washer used for the clamp on the easel can be obtained from a local hardware store or home center.

When it came to finishing, we used General Finishes’ Gel Stain (Java) on the easel and the frame trim. To bring out the figure of the curly maple, a coat of General Finishes’ Seal-a-Cell was wiped onto the frame facing. Then everything was finished with a couple coats of lacquer.


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