Mirror frame and etching

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Project by wormhole posted 01-14-2009 07:27 AM 1639 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut and Curly Maple. The pictures don’t quite do the curly maple justice. My wife did the etching on the mirror glass.

-- Brian

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#1 posted 01-14-2009 08:34 AM

Great job. Your wife did a great job on the etching too. I just started two mirrors & frames myself and I might consider some kind of etching as well.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA.

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#2 posted 01-14-2009 01:22 PM

Absolutely gorgeous. Nice job

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#3 posted 01-15-2009 06:45 AM

Very, very nice! Great teamwork. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 03-12-2009 02:11 PM

Grabbed my eye right off the bat, extremely nice great team work.
Thanks for sharing. I am about to make for the first time a similar mirror
as a cover to my new medicine cabinet in my new bathroom remodel.

I am thinking of using European style hinges, mortising out for them, as
I would like the mirror to sit flush against the wall. I don’t want people to
readily see that it is a door and not just a mirror. I will use a magnet latch
to keep it closed.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
And Again Great Job

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#5 posted 03-12-2009 02:13 PM

By the way, how did you join the mitered corners?

I have a kregg jig and a biscuit joiner, will I get same result with these?
I’m completely new to furniture stuff.


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#6 posted 03-12-2009 04:56 PM

Thanks for the comments. I like your idea for your cabinet door.
The miters are just glue. The frame was a little thin for me to comfortably use biscuits; and I figured it was just going up on the wall and wouldn’t be taking any abuse. I have used the kregg and biscuits on a larger frame before, and they worked well. just be sure to clamp the mating pieces flat while you are putting in the screw, the pocket screw may pull one piece up and out of alignment when you tighten it up.
Good Luck!

-- Brian

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