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Half lap dovetail mirror frame

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Project by SBFD587 posted 01-15-2017 05:15 PM 855 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My nine month old son knocked over my wife’s old floor length mirror. So I did what we would all do. I marched out to the shop to start building a new one. Cherry rails and Poplar stiles. BLO finish.





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waho6o9

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#1 posted 01-15-2017 05:44 PM

Nice work SBFD587!

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#2 posted 01-15-2017 05:49 PM

Great job!

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majuvla

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#3 posted 01-15-2017 08:18 PM

Beautiful frame, I like it very much, especialy the detail dovetail pop out of background (they are not in same level).

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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SBFD587

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#4 posted 01-15-2017 09:35 PM

Majuvla you are correct, the cherry stands proud about 1/8th.

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DaleMaley

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#5 posted 01-15-2017 11:30 PM

I had to rotate your main picture….....

Great job!

I like the cherry standing proud by a 1/8”

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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#6 posted 01-16-2017 02:15 AM

Very unique, especially the cherry standing a tad high. Nice work!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 01-16-2017 01:11 PM

A real winner.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#8 posted 01-16-2017 02:37 PM

This is a nice piece and very creative.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 01-16-2017 04:26 PM

nice looking frame

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#10 posted 01-16-2017 10:08 PM

Very nice – elegant and modern at the same time. That’s an amazing dark finish on the cherry, too…does BLO do that for cherry?

I hope you made the kid help sweep up the sawdust…

-- M. Zimmers

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SBFD587

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#11 posted 01-16-2017 11:22 PM

M. Zimmer the boiled linseed oil does a nice job of highlighting the natural beauty of the wood without changing it much.

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#12 posted 01-16-2017 11:35 PM

Very nice, like how you made the cherry a little proud makes it stand out

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