Framed Mirror

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Project by devann posted 01-15-2016 02:13 PM 630 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here’s a framed mirror I did a while back. The material used is ipe and long leaf pine. I used a red stain on the ipe to give it the desired color. The pine was left a natural color. The wood next to the mirror is ipe with a walnut colored stain. Finish is BLO. A cross section of the frame is available on a a blog I posted. This project was made from recycled material.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#1 posted 01-15-2016 03:45 PM

Nice joint lines and colors! I have a stash of Ipe that I’m still waffling over what to do with, I didn’t realize it took stain so well.

It looks like you may need a beefier tripod for that camera…8^)

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#2 posted 01-15-2016 05:14 PM

Looks great

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 01-15-2016 06:06 PM

Very nice looking. Love the photographer.

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#4 posted 01-15-2016 07:00 PM

Thanks everyone for the compliments.

splinter, The dark walnut stain has been my favorite color to use on the ipe. It really makes it pop. I already sold that one. The one shown here is Minwax Sedona Red. The tripod is over kill but it’s my smaller one. I had a Canon EOS system but it was stolen. My other tripod is a Manfrotto 501 it’s huge by comparison. I have a plywood attachment for it and a furniture dolly so I can use it to set the upper kitchen cabinets by myself. I also use the Manfrotto for a stand alone laser attachment point when we’re framing commercial store fronts. It’s necessary to keep the laser still so it can be used while the others are beating and banging on the rest of the lease.

Bob, not sure of the best way to photograph a mirror. I’m open for suggestions. A pretty woman to stand in the shot would be nice but I didn’t have one of those available.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#5 posted 01-15-2016 07:48 PM

Nice job Darrell. The camera selfie is good too ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 01-16-2016 12:04 AM

Nice miters!

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