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Melted Mahogany Mirror

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Project by AlanGwiz posted 02-11-2015 07:42 PM 3645 views 21 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Melted Mahognay Mirror, paying homage to Bonsoir Paris’ – Duremen Series.

Melting Mahogany Mirror. More of a test of patience than anything else. I had an old ikea wall mirror that sat leaning against my wall for 2 years, didn’t have a frame and wasn’t mounted. When I finally got around to making it’s frame, I decided it needed a little something extra.

The bottom piece of the mirror sits at a 15 degree angle, with no trim on the wall the top sits flush like it’s leaning against the wall.

The last picture is the original drawing for the frame, I used this to guide how I cut the mirror and generally to shape the wood. Using a hand held glass cutter, I scored the mirror and cracked it with a hammer. It broke in about 80% of the way I wanted, but based on how it cracked dictated how I had to adapt the wooden structure around it. This is why the final product varies from the original drawing.

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Wood Provided by: House of Hardwood LA – @HouseofHardwoodLA

Inspired by Bonsoir Paris’ – Duremen Series http://bonsoirparis.fr/object-design/duramen-series/

-- Alan Gwiz, www.GwizPhoto.com (my day job)





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shipwright

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#1 posted 02-11-2015 07:49 PM

Great interpretation of a theme and better carving.
My first thought was Salvador Dali inspired, perhaps he inspired the Duremen series.

Anyway, I like it a lot. Thanks

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#2 posted 02-11-2015 07:56 PM

This is Sick !!!!! Bar far one of the best mirrors I have seen anywhere. The creativity and execution are amazing. Great work now I have to read about what series you and Shipwright are talking about…..

A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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#3 posted 02-11-2015 09:10 PM

Wow x 100.
Well done.

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#4 posted 02-11-2015 09:18 PM

Beautiful!

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#5 posted 02-11-2015 09:59 PM

Wow! What an extraordinary piece.

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soapmaker

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#6 posted 02-11-2015 10:55 PM

Extraordinary job. Design and execution. I particularly like the wall half, I’d pass on the floor part, but it wasn’t my vision it was yours and you reflected it perfectly

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#7 posted 02-11-2015 11:03 PM

This is absolutely stunning! Incredible work, and more patience than I’ll ever have!

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#8 posted 02-11-2015 11:35 PM

This is a wonderfully creative piece that will draw questions for as long as it stands/hangs. Can you tell about the tools and process it took to make it?

-- If you are going to make it, make it last.

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#9 posted 02-11-2015 11:41 PM

Wow! I’ve got nothing but….Wow! I’m a big time surrealist fan, especially Salvador Dali, and this great piece of creative work really reminds me a lot of that genre. I’m with RMorris. If you could maybe share some of the work/tools that went into the piece that would be awesome.

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leafherder

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#10 posted 02-12-2015 12:12 AM

Great job! Bottom part kind of looks like a fish (but maybe that is just because I had fish for dinner). Top part looks kind of like my home state (but maybe that is just because we are the national champs). O! H! ... I! O!
Seriously, great job worthy of it’s own national championship title.

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#11 posted 02-12-2015 12:13 AM

Fantastic! Nailed it!

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#12 posted 02-12-2015 12:20 AM

great work of art!!

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#13 posted 02-12-2015 03:58 AM

Great piece, so cool!

-- Matt ~ "Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show a man who never makes anything.” - Herman Lincoln Wayland (1830-1898), author

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#14 posted 02-12-2015 05:44 AM

Nice, belongs in an art exhibit :)

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#15 posted 02-12-2015 06:19 AM

I feel like this is something you’d see in a high end boutique with a price tag that has 5 digits. Stunning piece of work!

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