|Project by PET2E||posted 12-18-2009 08:10 PM||779 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
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.