|Project by jiggles||posted 03-03-2016 03:00 AM||747 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
Repurposed Mahogany book shelves which I purchased from Habitat for Humanities Restore. I used two of the shelves and glued them together. I placed my template in such a way that the glue lines split two the opposing corners. I believe the mahogany to be old world growth since it was at the restore and probably came from an old house in the Houston area. I purchased all the shelves they had (21 of them)(they cost a dollar a piece). There is an inherent problem with the old very dry wood splintering at the curves but all in all. It came out nicely. The design came from a photo on Pinterest of a larger Mid century mirror that sold for $700. It was larger but I didn’t need one that large. I simply copied the photo and had it enlarged at Office Depot. I made a template from an oversized mdf board from the frame before I rounded the edges of the frame and routed the lip for the mirror. I didn’t cut the template out yet. Once I routed the lip I took my marking knife and followed the template line to make a groove, then I took my compass, measured the setback of the route and used the knife groove around the template to guide the compass then cut out the template following this line. This template I gave to the glass company to use to cut the mirror. The result was a perfect fitting mirror the first time.
The finish was a multi step process with tinted filler, stain, lacquer and wax plus buffing.
-- Jiggles, Huntsville (Prison City), Texas