This is a guest post by my friend and cousin, Dan. If anyone out there is hardcore into videogaming, they should check out his TV show, Double Jump.Â
In searching for a frame that a custom print I was given could fit into, I decided to make my own. Â It’s an awesome piece of art, and I wanted an awesome frame for it.
I had my friend help me out with the carpentry. Â It’s basically just standard 2×4’s with a groove cut into them so I could slide two pieces of plexiglass and sandwich the print in between. Â I used one of those rubber mats that keep kitchen chair cushions from sliding around to hold the print in place.
I scored the studs with a utility knife to give it some texture, and then stained it with the darkest stain I could find. Â Just one coat was enough to make it look the way I wanted. Â It was INSANE how much difference the stain made. Â It went from looking like fresh, raw lumber to older, worn wood immediately. Â I flipped a little.
The carpentry is definitely not perfect, but I like those imperfections. Â It really makes it seem like I made it, and put forth the effort even though I wasn’t quite sure how to do it. Â I’m learning, though. Â I can see why people get into woodworking. Â It’s veryÂ therapeuticÂ and rewarding.