Hello to all who read this. I am finally getting around to posting my first instructable, just in time for a contest ;) I have been a member of instructables for a few years and it has been more than an inspiration to my curiosities. The instructable I am posting today is being entered into the Holiday Gifts contest so please vote for it.
My Instructable is for making a custom double-sided photo frame that I designed and fabricated for a few of my family members for Christmas. I work at a sign shop and we had some scrap material that was going to go to waste but I had a vision of what it could become. Unfortunately, I did not have enough time to complete my "vision" but what I made received many compliments as well. I had quite a few designs I made before I had gotten the chance to measure the useable material that was still left. Fig. 1-3 shows a few of the other design ideas I came up with.
I ended up going with something that was quicker for me to fabricate multiple of in a short amount of time and not having a lot of time to work on it constantly. Unfortunately, the main pitfall of these frames is that the photos are not removable so they will be there for the life of the frame. So with that in mind if you are going to do something like this ensure you have the proper type of photo paper with archival qualities as well as good UV protection in the inks in case it is left in a window. Fig. 1-4 is the finished mockup-design for what I built.