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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 1530 days ago

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 1530 days ago

cherry? maybe

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#3 posted 1530 days ago

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 1530 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1530 days ago

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

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill

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#6 posted 1530 days ago

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 1530 days ago

Nice frame regardless of the wood!


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

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#8 posted 1530 days ago

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 1530 days ago

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 1530 days ago

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

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#11 posted 1530 days ago

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 1530 days ago

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 1530 days ago

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 1529 days ago

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 1529 days ago

thank you so much great frame

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

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