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Project by Davynurse posted 01-07-2015 05:04 PM 2592 views 14 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the Greene and Greene inspired mirror frame from the woodwhisperer guild from a while back, I ordered the DVD and let it set for about 4 months till I picked it up and decided to tackle it for a Christmas present for a Dr friend of mine that I work with. This had a few woodworking firsts for me like square plugs and the top inlaid half lap joints. It is constructed out of a single Cherry board and Ebony accent pieces and is finished with wiping varnish. The project turned out a lot better than I hoped because this is my first seriously curvy project also. The wife says the next step is to make one for our house lol. thanks for taking a looks guys.

-- Arguments with furniture are rarely productive. (Kehlog Albran)





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#1 posted 01-07-2015 05:19 PM

Very nice. I really like the way you used the grain in the cherry to add to the form.

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#2 posted 01-08-2015 12:51 AM

That’s a great looking mirror frame! And now that you’ve already made one, the next one will be even better!

-- Dean

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#3 posted 01-08-2015 01:14 AM

Beautiful project! I love G&G. Nice cherry, too.

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#4 posted 01-08-2015 01:48 AM

Stunning.

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#5 posted 01-08-2015 12:48 PM

Great looking frame! It came out very nice. I love G&G too.

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#6 posted 01-08-2015 01:36 PM

Very nice!

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#7 posted 01-08-2015 01:58 PM

Looks great been thinking about making one for the wife .

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#8 posted 01-08-2015 02:12 PM

In the next couple days im gonna start the one for our house (at the wifes request lol) gonna do walnut with the ebony treatments cant wait to see how it turns out. Since I have all the templates made and jigs built any future frames should go pretty quick now.

-- Arguments with furniture are rarely productive. (Kehlog Albran)

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Davynurse

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#9 posted 01-08-2015 02:13 PM

Thanks for all the kind words guys means a lot, plus this is my first top 3 project so im pretty excited about it!

-- Arguments with furniture are rarely productive. (Kehlog Albran)

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#10 posted 01-08-2015 02:38 PM

Nice work. I like the wood combos.

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#11 posted 01-08-2015 03:01 PM


In the next couple days im gonna start the one for our house (at the wifes request lol) gonna do walnut with the ebony treatments cant wait to see how it turns out. Since I have all the templates made and jigs built any future frames should go pretty quick now.

- Davynurse

I’ve done walnut and ebony G&G. It doesn’t come out that well if you want the ebony to pop like it does with the (much lighter) cherry. The ebony gets lost. Try plugging a scrap piece of walnut before you go full blown.

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Davynurse

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#12 posted 01-08-2015 03:26 PM

I was worried about that, Im also gonna be doing one for my mother to kind of match the shelf I made her in white oak, figure that will pop like crazy.

-- Arguments with furniture are rarely productive. (Kehlog Albran)

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#13 posted 01-08-2015 04:06 PM

Congrats on the Top 3. Very nice looking frame. Are the back two upright legs split for mirror install? No back picture.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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Davynurse

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#14 posted 01-08-2015 04:12 PM

Sorry never thought to take a pic of the back lol, There is a 1/4 inch deep rabbet that is stopped on the sides and the top so you cant see it from the sides and it goes all the way through the bottom rail since its pinned between the two side rails. I put in a piece of 1/8 in mirror and then used an 1/8 in metal offset clip from micheals to secure the mirror in place, The mirror is in place in the pics but I had my wife stand at an angle with a black blanket so you couldn’t see the house in the pics, makes it look like its not there since I used a black back drop (wasn’t thinking lol)

-- Arguments with furniture are rarely productive. (Kehlog Albran)

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#15 posted 01-08-2015 11:20 PM

looks great

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