Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Admitting Defeat

Well folks, I have to admit defeat to the project I told you I would take on. This beauty will just have to remain an item "to purchase" not "to make."

And here's why: The whole purpose of this blog is to show the readers projects that anyone can make. This wrap around frame doesn't fit that qualification, simply because of the kind of tools it takes to make it. After consulting with a friend well-versed in carpentry, it doesn't look like this project is something the How-To Gal can show you.

Quote from carpentry friend: For this project, "You would need a miter-saw to cut all the wood (around $40), a router (and router bits, the cheapest ones are around $100) and special clamps that hold the edges of the frame together while the glue dries ($20)....They are definitely not the kinds of tools you expect people to have. I hate to burst your bubble on this project, but I just don't think it's practical."

Sometimes, even a favorite project has to bite the dust. Sad face.

But never fear, The How-To Gal has several more projects up her sleeve to wow and impress you! Stay tuned!


  1. Aww darn. I asked for a miter saw for Mother's Day...true story!

  2. Sorry it wouldn't work out, it is a really cool frame. When I saw Kenny looking at it, and the price tag, I was amazed a frame would cost 100 bucks, but Kenny then told me he thought the price wasn't THAT far-fetched. He's a frame expert, so I'll trust him.

  3. I still think you could do this, just modify the design. Collect a bunch of frames from thrift stores in different shapes and sizes, spray paint the frames to match, and adhere togeher around a corner. The pictures wouldn't wrap around a corner but the frames could meet in the middle and look cool just the same. Just a thought.

  4. What a good idea Beverly! I definitely agree that the illusion of wrapping around the corner would still be there. I may have to try it. If it works, I'll post it :)

  5. If you want, Cammon has the miter saw and bits and clamps and stuff. We should make a day of it and see if we can do it anyway-it would be fun. I am learning to sew-scooter is wearing holes in his knees and I'm patching them up.
    I would love to learn to be a little more clever/crafty!


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