Standing Mirror with Jewelry chest

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Project by Alongiron posted 02-07-2016 02:22 PM 1355 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter wanted a standing mirror so I thought I would take it one step further and give her some room to store here jewelry items. The small boxes are simple box joints that give them a good look! It is made from Mahogany and finished off with 2 coats of shellac. It was a fun project to build! Thanks for looking!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#1 posted 02-07-2016 03:06 PM

Very nicely done, combo, I need to make one of these.

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#2 posted 02-07-2016 05:35 PM

Nice, Steve…..really nice.

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#3 posted 02-07-2016 07:03 PM

WOW!, Steve. That’s fantastic. The Wordsmith has no words.

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#4 posted 02-07-2016 08:36 PM

This turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 02-07-2016 10:31 PM

Hey, Steve, that is a great idea and the DIL indicated she needs jewelry storage. Hmmmm!

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#6 posted 02-08-2016 10:44 AM

Thanks Guys!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#7 posted 02-08-2016 04:03 PM

Very nice work Alongiron. I’m sure your daughter loves it. I too thought this is a better way to store and present a lady’s jewelry because she can quickly scan her collection to find the most appropriate accessory. Love your storage boxes at the bottom. I may add that to my version, if you don’t mind. BTW, if you need an idea on earring storage, you can look at the design I used for my wife’s storage mirror.

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#8 posted 02-08-2016 07:31 PM

Looks good Steve! I’m at the beginning stages of doing a very similar project. Instead of a swinging door I am thinking of doing a sliding front instead. It’s something my wife saw from an Amish craftsman located near her mother, and to me it seemed like a nice challenge and a unique twist. Still not sure which way I will go though.

A couple questions if you don’t mind, though. Did you use the swivel mirror hardware from Rockler or some other vendor? What dimension did you use for your mirror, and what is the depth of your case? Those are the two main dimensions that i haven’t settled for my own design yet, and I’ll appreciate your input.

Thanks in advance!

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