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Hall Mirror #1: One Board - One Project

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Blog entry by Greg Wurst posted 07-07-2008 04:03 AM 1034 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Several years ago at a wood carving show up in Dayton my wife bought a large piece of walnut measuring 11 3/8” x 72”. It’s been sitting in the basement ever since waiting for a project to utilize it. While I’m waiting for a day-off to finish my garden bench, I finally found a use for that board. We picked-up a large mirror at Ikea for $8 measuring 47 1/4” x 15 3/4”. So, I designed a hall mirror with that board in mind:

The entire mirror frame is made from that walnut board, with the exception of the French cleat for hanging which is 1/2” ply and the mirror backer board which is 1/4” hardboard. The mirror sits in a recess that will be routed-out and squared once the main frame is assembled. Here you can see the material list and board cutting diagram.

Butt joints, pocket holes, and glue should make this a fairly simple project. I just need to decide what kind of finish to give it.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.



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lew

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#1 posted 07-07-2008 05:23 AM

Thanks for the post and inspiring me to learn to use Sketchup.

Lew

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#2 posted 07-07-2008 03:24 PM

looks like a great project. can’t wait to see it come together!

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#3 posted 07-07-2008 04:19 PM

I look forward to seeing this!

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#4 posted 07-07-2008 05:59 PM

Nice project!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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#5 posted 07-07-2008 07:37 PM

Greg – I’ve done that. Buy a board and leave it sit for years sometimes waiting for that right project to come along. I hope your’s works out well. Sure seems like you’ve got a good planned worked up.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#6 posted 07-07-2008 07:39 PM

The grain on the wood should work with me here, so my biggest concern is not to botch any cuts since I only have the one board. I’d hate to have to go find another board and have it not match the rest of the project.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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Betsy

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#7 posted 07-08-2008 12:56 AM

Or explain to the wife why you decided to add a maple trim piece!!!!!! Been there done that—(hummm not the wife part – the other part!)

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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