mirror frame

  • Advertise with us
Project by PET2E posted 12-18-2009 08:10 PM 1120 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first picture is the finished project, the second is what I started with. The wood came from a home made ladder that was leaning against my work shop when I bought this house. Had no use for the ladder, but thought the wood might come in handy for a marshmellow fire one day. In a brainstorm one day, hey why not make a frame for an old antique round mirror that I’ve been kicking around for years. The mirror is 22” in dia., the wood ladder rungs were between 14” and 18”, so after much deliberation, a little by guess and by gosh I decided on 8 sides. Then came the problem of cutting 16 angles of 5/8 X 3” soft wood all the same w/a skill saw. After glueing and using 2 joint fasteners at each joint, (not to mention keeping them aligned), came the job of hand routing a recess in the back to accept the mirror itself. Don’t forget to allow space from the inside edge for the mirror you don’t want to put fasteners there.
This probably isn’t much of a project for some of you “jocks”, but I had fun doing it, and it got some junk out of my shop. lol.

3 comments so far

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27250 posts in 3822 days

#1 posted 12-18-2009 08:48 PM

This is a pretty nice frame. Any of us would be happy to knock out a frame like this which makes it even more special given the tools that you had available. You did a nice job on reclaiming the wood as well.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

View Joedcatman's profile


172 posts in 3115 days

#2 posted 12-20-2009 04:36 AM

Woohoo! That is one great looking mirror frame! I couldn’t have done better myself. Actually, I wouldn’t even try, my luck I’d break the mirror and wind up with another 7 years of bad luck. Added to the 91 I already have accumulated, I’d really have to live to a ripe old age to break the streak.

The angles look incredible, I’m sure glad you were doing the cipherin and not me. Let’s see…. 8 gazinta 360 45 times devidid by 2 equals 22.5 I think. Whee, I’m plum wore out with all that cipherin.

Nice work PET, are we having fun yet?

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

View a1Jim's profile


117095 posts in 3577 days

#3 posted 12-20-2009 05:14 AM

Good Job

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics