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Project by Chuck McIntyre posted 12-16-2015 03:30 AM 1346 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I would like to thank fellow LJ’er @PhilipRCW for the inspiration for these mirrors. Both will be Christmas gifts – one for my wife and one for my sister. Both are made from the same slab of 8/4 Missouri black walnut and finished with three coats of gloss Arm-R-Seal. A dado was cut about 3/8” deep (to accept the slat) and 2” wide. The first inch was taken down an additional 1/4” to accept the mirror (hope that makes sense!).

I apologize for how dirty the mirrors are. The sleeping dog in the picture apparently just came in from the rain and shook himself off on them!

Thanks for looking and have a very merry Christmas!

Chuck

-- Wood is a gift from God that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.





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majuvla

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#1 posted 12-16-2015 04:21 AM

Awesome frame and idea. I prefer more vertical position.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 12-16-2015 01:58 PM

what a gift – imagination and walnut, what more could a person want ?

Very nice

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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PhillipRCW

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#3 posted 12-16-2015 02:18 PM

Those look great! I love the walnut on it. I’m making a few more this week for Christmas gifts and to sell two at a craft show this week.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#4 posted 12-16-2015 06:35 PM

How are you holding the mirror in place? Are you glueing the mirror to the wood?

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PhillipRCW

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#5 posted 12-16-2015 07:08 PM

The rabbet for the mirror is cut just deep enough for the mirror. The brace behind it is mounted down to the second rabbet and the force of that being held down holds the mirror in place.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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Chuck McIntyre

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#6 posted 12-17-2015 01:29 AM

Dick, there was absolutely no imagination to it. It was nothing more than pure theft of Philip’s design!

Philip, thank you very much for the inspiration as well as for answering JKM’s question. For some reason I was really struggling for a way to describe it. You hit the proverbial nail on the head.

Thanks for the great comments!

Chuck

-- Wood is a gift from God that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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PhillipRCW

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#7 posted 12-17-2015 02:22 PM

Either way, it looks great Chuck. I hope the wife and sister love them.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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PhillipRCW

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#8 posted 12-26-2015 05:01 PM

What did they think of them?

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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Chuck McIntyre

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#9 posted 12-30-2015 06:17 AM

Phillip,

They loved them! Thank you once again for the fantastic idea. I hope you had a great Christmas and have a wonderful New Years.

Chuck

-- Wood is a gift from God that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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