Mirror from reclaimed wood

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Project by geekwoodworker posted 06-09-2014 08:34 PM 968 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Wife wanted a mirror near the front door so I googled morris mirrors and got a picture of this. I played with the measurements I felt would look best and went to work.

The wood is reclaimed pine from an old 1870’s house garage. I used loose tenons. Cut the mortises using my slot mortiser. The drawer is pretty small and doesn’t slide well but I only put things in there that I probably will never need again.

Put one coat of oil based varethane on it to bring out the colour. Then waited 48 hrs and applied 3 coats of water based satin (same as my tables).

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#1 posted 06-10-2014 12:46 AM

I like your mirror you have retained the character of the old house garage and it looks to be of that same era.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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