|Project by BillG||posted 08-14-2010 03:55 AM||6559 views||23 times favorited||19 comments|
This mirror frame was inspired by Glenn Huey, one of the editors of the Fine Woodworking magazine. He designed this to be a hall mirror frame and it was about 24” wide and 60” tall. I really liked the design, but wanted it for a new mirror over my bathroom vanity. I re-sized the drawing to be roughly 22’ high and 38” wide.
It is traditionally constructed out of quarter sawn white oak and mortise and tennoned on the rail/stile connections. I used 5/4 stock to allow for the 7/8” thickness for the stiles and planed the rails 3/4”. The corbels are 5/8” thick and the cap rail is 3/4” thick. I sanded it to 320 grit and used General finishes “Early American” color stain. I wanted this to be lighter than the traditional mission fumed oak. The pegs are 1/4” pillowed ebony and the side inlay is pillowed ebony stringing with an unstained maple plug as a center piece. Boiled linseed oil followed the stain and then three coats of sprayed, catylized lacquer were added, rubbing after each coat.
The old bathroom vanity light is on its way out. I am not sure what will replace it, but my wife suggested recessed ceiling lighting. That may be the answer.
This mirror frame is the first part of a complete bathroom remodel that will end in a totally renovated bath in the mission style.
Thanks for checking it out.
-- Bill G - West Springfield, MA