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Project by schloemoe posted 06-13-2010 11:33 PM 1554 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this mirror at a yard sale for $2.00 it was still in the box I have no idea what kind of wood I used for the frame I thought it was walnut but now that it’s finished I’m not sure…........................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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Mary Anne

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#1 posted 06-13-2010 11:39 PM

Sorry, I am no good at wood ID, but it looks like you brought out the best in it.

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#2 posted 06-13-2010 11:40 PM

cherry? maybe

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#3 posted 06-14-2010 12:24 AM

I’m with Mary Anne, whatever it is you did a good job on your frame.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#4 posted 06-14-2010 12:46 AM

You can’t beat 2 bucks plus you get to see your faviorte person in there. LOL

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 06-14-2010 01:06 AM

Got me on this one. Need to see it as a board.

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#6 posted 06-14-2010 01:25 AM

a1Jim, so if I buy a mirror at a garage sale I will see Megan Fox in it?

schloemoe- nice job. Looks great. Gotta love a $2 find like that!

-- Got Wood? --- Somewhere along the way the people in Washington forgot that they are there to represent the people, not to rule them.

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#7 posted 06-14-2010 01:27 AM

Nice frame regardless of the wood!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 06-14-2010 02:17 AM

how did you build the frame how many pieces of wood in glue ups did you finger joint them together
nice frame cool wood am trying to start to build some oval frames

-- Richie, PA - " from rough cut to fine rustic furniture "

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#9 posted 06-14-2010 02:29 AM

Good little frame you’ve got yourself there.

I would say that it is not walnut, as the grain and color do seem to be more like cherry, or something along those lines.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Bob Collins

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#10 posted 06-14-2010 02:33 AM

Nice work on the frame, sorry can’t help with the wood.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#11 posted 06-14-2010 02:38 AM

to fritzz67 I only had a board that was 1×5 and about 5’ long I made a square frame aprox. the size I used maple loose tenons to hold the parts together { you can’t see them in the pictures Sorry] then I laid the mirror on the frame and took a pair of calipers to make it the width I wanted. Clear as mud now ! Right?

To everyone thanks for looking and trying to figure out what kinda wood it is I’m going to tell everyone it’s cherry…..........Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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Jack Barnhill

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#12 posted 06-14-2010 05:28 AM

Nice looking mirror. I’m trying to decide on a design for two mirrors above our bathroom vanity. This one’s definitely a contender. Again, nice work.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow --

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#13 posted 06-14-2010 08:10 AM

Nice job on the frame and a great yard sale find. Beautiful wood and finish.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#14 posted 06-14-2010 03:53 PM

schloemoe why would you make a chair back from a mirror? You can’t see yourself while sitting in chair. LOL

Nice mirror frame.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#15 posted 06-14-2010 11:41 PM

thank you so much great frame

-- Richie, PA - " from rough cut to fine rustic furniture "

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