For anyone who's ever looked into custom framing, and subsequently been astonished by the price tag, this time-lapse will help to explain why they cost so much: it takes a lot of work to make a nice frame.
This video provides an ultra-abbreviated look into all the steps required to make one of our frames, from raw lumber to finished product.
Not a woodworker and a bit confused about all these steps? Here's an overview of what's going on:
- Cutting down raw lumber to rough size (on the chop saw and band saw)
- Milling it on the jointer and planer to make it flat and square
- Cutting the milled material into smaller segments (table saw)
- Cutting a groove to allow space for the map (using a dado set on the table saw)
- Slicing the pieces to their finished width (table saw)
- Adding a 45 degree angle and cutting to length (table saw)
- Gluing up
- Cutting a key to reinforce the corner joints (table saw)
- Fitting a key (hand plane)
- Trimming the excess keys off (band saw)
- Smoothing out the surface (hand planes, scrapers and sander)
- Adding an oil based finish