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Project by Ray Lepagnol posted 04-15-2010 02:58 AM 2686 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I told a friend that I was building this piece for my Grandaughter’s room, he wanted to know why a Mopar guy was building a Chevelle…...!

The mirror oval is six pieces of oak glued & finger jointed together to the rough size, then carefully belt sanded and finish sanded to 3/4 inch thick and the right shape.
There is a rabbet on the back so the mirror can sit down inside flush with the back, the local glass shop cut an oval mirror.

The uprights are two pieces of oak glued up the same way then cut out to avoid wasting wood,
these are then dovetailed into the base part with a wood cap and the ceramic topper.

I could have done this an easier way because once it was all done you can’t see this anyway.
The round base was once part of an old floor lamp!

The finish is a Minwax dark walnut and Deft semi gloss lacquer.

-- The only thing better than being Daddy is being Grandpa

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Peter Oxley

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#1 posted 04-15-2010 03:17 AM

Wow, that looks great! This is on my list of projects to do when I have some time. I really don’t know when that will be …

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#2 posted 04-15-2010 04:51 AM

Beautiful mirror and very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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