Mirrored Hutch

  • Advertise with us
Project by NickTobis posted 02-07-2009 05:06 PM 3360 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an example of the mirrored line of furniture we produce. This is a design that i conceived and built after work hours, and on the weekends. Like most projects at T&G we draft up a rough concept first. I drafted out my idea, and it immediately presented some design problems. These projects always start the same way, you cut and plane rough lumber and glue it into blocks. After i had the bottom chest built, i started on the top. This section was the result of a 20 year olds ambition, and poor planning. I built the upper sections case no problem, but the doors were going to a little more difficult. I wanted them to retain the same look as the bottom section but open further than 90 degrees without the door smashing the inlayed mirror on the sides. Engineering classes payed off, I cut overlay doors and fitted it with 260 degree hinges. This allowed the door to open wider than180 degrees without binding with the side. Once the whole piece was constructed its primed and painted. then all the mirror is cut and ground, 1/4 mirror by the way. This allows the piece to withstand some pretty tough abuse without breaking, but it makes this thing well over 400 pounds. All mirror was then antiqued, and glued in place. Final touches were applied, like lights and shelves. Then it was cleaned and put in a show room for sale.

A link to look at better photos…

Sorry again all pictures were taken with the I-phone

-- T&G, West Palm Beach

3 comments so far

View mtnwild's profile


3474 posts in 3555 days

#1 posted 02-07-2009 08:15 PM

Well I love it! Beautiful design on the cabinet, really like the shape. It’s gorgeous! Hope you do well. My congratulations on this project!

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

View Icemizer's profile


88 posts in 3568 days

#2 posted 02-08-2009 05:34 PM

Not something you want to put in a sunny room. Blinding!! A strangly beguiling piece though the more I look at it the more I like it.

-- Say what you mean and mean what you say.

View NickTobis's profile


25 posts in 3424 days

#3 posted 02-08-2009 11:10 PM

Its something that doesn’t appeal to all, but i have to say your right the more your around it the more it grows on you. The antiquing of the mirror is the make or break factor on these pieces. Some turn out very light, some turn out very dark and distressed….all depends on your taste. i used to think it was something that i wouldn’t want in my home, but I’ve seen these pieces placed in rooms surrounded by antiques and fine furniture and they really hold their own. Great accent furniture.

-- T&G, West Palm Beach

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics