Mirror Frames

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Project by JeremyT posted 12-26-2015 05:21 PM 618 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made two matching frames to dress up the mirrors in our master bath. I chose western red cedar to keep them as light as possible since the mirrors are quite heavy. The moulding pattern was created using a combination of the two bits in the final picture. Each miter was strengthened with two Dominos. I also used Dominos to secure the mirrors into the frames – rectangular recesses were routed around the rabbet to accommodate the Dominos which were then screwed in place overlapping the mirrors. Overall a simple project, but I did learn that my old Craftsman miter saw detents are not accurate which makes lining up 4 miter joints loads of fun. That thing really needs to die.

-- Jeremy - San Antonio, TX

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#1 posted 12-27-2015 06:22 PM

Nice work! You really find out how accurate the saw is when doing frames… Maybe Santa could bring you a late Christmas gift? Im sure he meant to drop off a Kapex or something but left it at the north pole by mistake haha

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#2 posted 12-27-2015 06:28 PM

Kapex = tool porn

-- Jeremy - San Antonio, TX

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#3 posted 12-28-2015 09:24 AM

Can’t miss with those awesome bits. Nice frames!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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