Blocks get framed
The puzzle blocks are all a wee bit different sizes and framing them needed to be a custom job. After several trips to the home improvement store, I decided on a simple non-obtrusive and natural color molding to properly dress up the puzzle blocks.
A few hundred dollars worth of molding, two bottles of wood glue, a can of polyurethane and two weeks later, all the blocks are properly encased in their frames and ready for the show!
|Simple pine molding with a generous "back-lip"|
to hold the blocks together
|A Great Cairn block gets ready for framing|
|Stole my husband's miter-saw for the job (I gave it back later)|
a necessity for perfect mitered corners
|A band clamp with reinforced corners surrounds the entire frame|
quick-grip clamps hold the frame against the wood block
|The first puzzle all framed up|
|And there they are! All 14 blocks ready for the show|
This project is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.