|Project by handi||posted 08-19-2007 07:40 PM||1644 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
This was another gift for my wife, Christmas 2004.
Now that I finally got a decent picture, figured I’d post it.
The design is a replica of a huge antique hall mirror that we bought at auction. I made a custom knife for my Woodmaster to replicate the frame profile (slightly scaled down) and carved the rosettes on the corner blocks.
Mahogany is the main wood, the connecting blocks at the base of the frame are Jatoba since there are 4 mortices in each one, I wanted something stronger. I was able to apply a very light stain that made it all look like the same wood.
Even though it looks fragile, it has survived being shipped from New Hampshire to the Virgin Islands and then to Tennessee without damage.