Greene and Greene-ish Mirror

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Project by SlideRule posted 04-06-2016 08:16 AM 1176 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Greene and Greene ish mirror. It’s made from white oak with black walnut for the splines (ebony is a bit spendy for me, and we have another piece of oak and walnut that I made next the mirror). Finished it with wiping varnish.

The horizontal rails are about 1/8” thicker than the verticals to create a bit of a shadow line there. I made the groove for the mirror with the Veritas Small Plow Plane. The pieces are joined with “hidden half lap joints” put together with screws only so that I can replace the mirror if it ever breaks.

I used recessed keyholes on the back to hang it on the wall securely.

I made the splines and mortises by hand. They are only glued to the verticals to allow for wood movement.

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#1 posted 04-06-2016 04:29 PM

Nicely done, I think you got the G&G elements down.

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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