rosewood and steel mirror frame

This is a custom frame we made with some exotic rosewood. as you can see the wood was too beautiful to square and miter like a traditional frame so we made a metal frame to the contour of the wood, we then used steel blocks in the corners,the steel was ground to the contour of the wood and then flame colored.  as you can see I think the steel corners pulled the irregular wood together.
rosewood metal frame

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About Thewelder

After serving 4 years in the Marine Corp from 1963-67 when I got home I started an apprenticeship with the plumbers union, Part of my training was learning the basics of welding. I immediately took to it and have been doing it ever since.I have welded around the country in a lot of the nuclear, and major power plants. I always thought of using my welding skills and applying them to creating art. I love working with the different steels and manipulating them with welding or forging. I am retired now from power plants but still love what I do, forming metal, all my birds and fish are started with a solid block of steel and then ground down to shape. They take a lot of time so in-between all that grinding I try to have fun with some lawn art and furniture. I now live in Northwest Montana, How can you not do art surrounded by all this beauty and inspiration.

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