Mirrors for grandaughters

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Project by herbr posted 10-22-2007 04:45 PM 1244 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these mirrors for my grandaughters to use either as a wall mirror or dresser mirror. I purchased the mirrors 20×24 beveled edges from Lowes. I then ripped some 1x pine 1 1/2 inches. I dadoed the edge the thickness of the mirror 1/4 inch in. I made a tounge and grove joint for the corners. I then took a 6 inch piece of 1x pine and drew the arcs with a compass and then cut with my scrollsaw. The name was cut from 1/4 inch maple with my scrollsaw using a font (palace script) from microsoft word. The finish was a country white stain with the lettering painted and overlayed. I then cut the feet supports from 1x pine with the scrollsaw and also cut a hanging slot in the back with my router. The mirror was covered on the back with luan plywood and also stained country white.

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#1 posted 10-22-2007 04:53 PM

how wonderful.
Can you imagine looking into a mirror that has your name so beautifully “written” above??? \Lovely

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 10-22-2007 05:21 PM

Very nice, Herb. You have some lucky grandchildren.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 10-22-2007 06:00 PM

Herb, those are great!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 10-23-2007 10:44 AM

Herb the mirrors look really nice. i bet the girls loved them.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 10-23-2007 04:13 PM

Nice work, Herb. These custom designed mirrors will be treasured.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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