Wall Mirror

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Project by David posted 10-27-2009 03:34 PM 2363 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wall Mirror ~ For her 11th Birthday, I made my Granddaughter Samantha a Wall Mirror for her room. It is quite heavy as the bevel mirror is 3/8 glass, so it hangs on two (top & bottom) wooden French cleats; one of which you can just see in the last photo. They are hidden when the mirror is centered over them. The appliqués are from Rockler and the challenge was to get them fully glued on without any excess glue squeeze out that would prevent a good stain application. The frame is 60” tall X 25” wide, stained with Minwax Provincial and a Tung Oil finish. The corners are connected with loose tenons in mortises that were cut with the router.
Here she is intriguing her new kitten with “who is the other kitty in the mirror”.


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#1 posted 10-27-2009 03:48 PM

A beautiful gift of craftsmanship! It looks like it will last many generations

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 10-27-2009 03:51 PM

Beautiful project and the appliques really add to the overall quality look of your project. Happy Birthday to Samantha : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 10-27-2009 03:53 PM

This one's on my Honey-do list, too, so … I took particular note of yours.

You really did a great job. Everything really looks square, perfect, clean, smooth. Finish looks excellent. Etc., etc.

Really well done. Love the appliqués, too.

Out of curiosity … since she’s 11 … have you figured out a way to get her away from that mirror, from time to time <grin>.

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 10-27-2009 04:31 PM

Great project, espically for a girl. They love mirrors.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#5 posted 10-27-2009 07:30 PM

A great mirror and a happy grand daughter

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#6 posted 10-27-2009 10:16 PM

They’re beauties, all three. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#7 posted 10-28-2009 02:53 AM

That’s a great looking mirror, with a beautiful reflection.

-- John @

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