|Mini Mosaic Frame|
My normal pieces are either 1' x 1' or 2' x 1'. Not counting drying time for glue, stain and grout drying, it takes me about 21 hours to make my normal size pieces.
So the challenge: Find a way to make the frames quickly and cheaply, but still nice enough that folks will want to buy them. I came up with a design for my 13" x 7.5" frames. Inexpensive furring strips cut to length with a 45 degree angle and glued together. This frame is then mounted on a small piece of plywood. The frame is then sanded and stained. I am very happy with the results. I have to give a special shout out to my friend Jim Nelson who is an awesome wood worker. He taught me how to get a very tight 45 degree angles on these small pieces of wood.
My goal is to get these mini mosaics down to about 3 hours of total construction time. I'll let you know how I am doing.