Mirror frame

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Project by dataman posted 1920 days ago 1344 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not having any luck finding a mirror for our new powder room that looked right, I decided to make one. We purchased an appropriate sized framed mirror and removed it from the gaudy frame it came with.
Checking my wood pile I found a few pieces of pine with knots in them. I tried to incorporate the knots into the design thus the large knot in the center of the top rail highlighted in the center of the carving.

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#1 posted 1920 days ago

This is a comfortably rustic design that looks terrific. How did you carve the decorative grooves?

Howard Ferstler

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#2 posted 1920 days ago

Looks great , nice sanding job and the rounded edges are pleasing too. Good design.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 1920 days ago

you have made a great job of featuring the knot, I like that!

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#4 posted 1920 days ago

Excelent use of wood condition to high lite the design. Great job.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 1920 days ago

Great Work

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 1920 days ago


I really like the way you accented the knot with the carvings!

Good Luck in the contest.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 1920 days ago

Festler – I used a router to do the design.

I really appreciate everyone’s kind words!

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