|Project by NickTobis||posted 02-07-2009 05:06 PM||2402 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
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.
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Sorry again all pictures were taken with the I-phone
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