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Full length pivoting mirror and jewelry cabinet

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Project by Jerry posted 10-20-2009 04:54 PM 5224 views 18 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was built as a 25th anniversary gift.

The frame and cabinet are made from maple with some very nice lacey appearance. The back is simply 3/4” Luan plywood. I included many antique brass hooks to be placed where she wanted to accommodate the different jewelry. I am still a novice but glad to report that each project finished better than the last…...so far..

thanks for looking, have a great day

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford





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woodworm

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#1 posted 10-20-2009 05:12 PM

Very cool design’s idea! Nicely done.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 10-20-2009 06:14 PM

Love it! I’ve never seen a miiror open like that. It could almost use a smaller mirror on the inside so she could put her jewlery on without shutting the door. Nice use of pocket screws for strength. I bet that thing weighs a ton!

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#3 posted 10-20-2009 07:00 PM

A very nice design of a full mirror with a provision to keep jewlery inside. Tom’s suggestion of including a small mirror inside is worth noting.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 10-20-2009 07:16 PM

Good looking piece.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#5 posted 10-20-2009 08:35 PM

Nice mirror and case. I would just hope that no one flips it upside down to see the other side. It would be a jewel of a mess.

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

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#6 posted 10-20-2009 09:03 PM

great idea and job!!

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

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#7 posted 10-20-2009 09:49 PM

Yeah. What happens when it flips? I like the idea, but that part puzzles me.

-- Whatever

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#8 posted 10-20-2009 10:04 PM

well done , jerry .

that storage is a new one .

now , come on guys ,
how many woodworkers are going to be tromping around in her bedroom ,
looking at all the stuff ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 10-20-2009 11:29 PM

What a great design!!

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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WoodyWoodWrecker

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#10 posted 10-21-2009 06:14 AM

Well, Patron. If it rotates, people rotate it. Especially if they don’t know it a jewelry box.

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

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#11 posted 10-21-2009 06:20 AM

Very cool idea well done

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Jerry

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#12 posted 10-21-2009 03:34 PM

You bring up a good point on the rotation. There are dowel stops hidden within the uprights. It gives you a few degrees of motion without worry of toppling over.

I do like the idea of a smaller interior mirror.

thanks for all the feedback!!!!!

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#13 posted 12-21-2009 10:47 PM

Jerry, That Jewelry cabinet looks really great. I want to build my wife one for Christmas, yours is the best one I have found. I am a beginner with a very basic tool set and even more basic skills, do you have any advice for me?

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#14 posted 01-30-2012 06:58 AM

Now THAT is something I need to copy…. My wife would LOVE that!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#15 posted 10-09-2014 04:56 PM

Any videos on how you made this? The steps I mean

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