Cast Iron Stove Picture FrameApril 26th, 2009 in projects
I purchased a box of these really cool cast iron stove parts and thought they would make great picture frames. Each one has a front and back part that bolt together where there would usually be sheets of Mica between. Don't ask me why but I have seen it and had to break away some little bits that were left in there. I went to the Upholstry Suppy house and bought a roll of thick clear plastic that would be used for boat seats and cut it to fit each stove door. I cut two for each one, taped a picture to the front sheet so that the picture would fit the holes, and layered the second sheet over that one. Then I pierced the plastic and put small bolts through the holes and screwed on nuts to hold it tight. The longer one has a hole in the top so it can be hung. The other one just stands up by itself. So if you want to change your pictures you just unbolt it and replace them with new ones. I used photocopies just to show how it is done.
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