|Project by exsubsailor||posted 01-19-2016 04:08 AM||517 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
My 6’ mirror. I saw plans for a tilting mirror in an old woodworking magazine That looked like a new challenge for me, something different. As is my habit, right away my thoughts went to how I could improve on the original plans. I added carved and shaped mirror upright supports, a pullout draw in the base, a rounded carved mirror frame, veneered base, the ball feet are turned, then carved in a spiral pattern. The original plan called for everything i.e. the frame, upright supports etc. made from flat stock. The half round sides on the base were made from wood band-sawed into thin strips and glued over a form to get the shape. After the glue dried the sanding and veneering was left to finish that step in the process. I made a cardboard template from the frame for the glass mirror. The local glass shop was more than happy to make the one of a kind beveled mirror for my project. I think they all went on a nice vacation for what they charged. I liked the way the frame of the mirror looked so much, I made a hanging wall mirror with the same carved mirror design. The frames carved on the top and bottom appears to look like the narrower part of the frame disappears into a wider section of the frame. I’ll be posting pics of the wall mirror a little bit later.
-- Art, Florida