Made of redheart wood with an oil finish. Each is approximately 18" x 14".
Over the years I came to received two very nice old-motif maps. An Ireland one from my mother an a Ceylan one from a Sri Lankan friend (Ceylon is the old name for Sri Lanka). I'd been planning to make frames for them and put them in my hallway for about 4 years before actually constructing them.
- The frame sizes were custom cut to match exactly these maps. They are close, but not identically the same size.
- Because the frame corners join on end-grain, I did not want to use wood glue for it (poor holding strength on end-grain). So I used something called "ultimate glue". It was polyurethane-based and I was impressed wiht the job it did. I could not manually pull them apart with a decent portion of my strength.