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Project by schloemoe posted 10-19-2010 03:40 AM 1243 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this mirror in the trunk of a car about thirty years ago just found it in a box about a mounth ago and thought I should do something with it The frame is quarter sawn straight grain fir The stand is mahogany I still need to put a finish on it . What would you guys use for a finish I’d be very interested….................The chairs are my wifes latest triumph there is two of them and they were pretty ragged She did both of them in a day un assisted ….....well I loaned her my staple gun …..........I think they turned out real well even if its not wood project….........................Schloemoe

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

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#1 posted 10-19-2010 03:48 AM

Great job, guy, What I know about finishes, isn’t much, so I’ll let the finishers comment on that part. I really like the mirror frame. and give Momma two atta girls for me. I love the chairs. Shoot the cat to keep them that way. lol Rand

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#2 posted 10-19-2010 03:50 AM

A beautiful mirror. I’d go with several coats of tung oil and then a buffing with a qood quality furniture wax.
Thanks for sharing.

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown

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#3 posted 10-19-2010 03:51 AM

Ive wanted to shoot those cats for a long time. I’m a dog man myself…..............Schloemoe

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

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#4 posted 10-19-2010 04:11 AM

Nice job on the mirror, I like wipe on poly, it is easy and don’t run you can apply as many coats as you wish with good success!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 10-19-2010 04:38 AM

Wow dual overhead talents ! Great job guys.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 10-19-2010 04:52 AM

Nice work. Personally, I woudl use an oil based polurethane or tung oil for a finish. It will add a small amount of color without obsuring the grain of the wood.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#7 posted 10-19-2010 05:14 AM

You both did a very good job on your respective projects!

Really NICE chairs… they have wooden legs… and frames… :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#8 posted 10-19-2010 06:21 AM

I would stain mahogany color then poly. that would match the legs on those chairs.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 10-19-2010 12:08 PM

Nice job on both.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 10-19-2010 02:52 PM

That is a real nice mirror and the work your wife did to the chair is great. My wife is redoing 2 chairs that I found at at a church sale one afternoon.

Keep up the good work

-- mrg

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#11 posted 10-19-2010 05:09 PM

I like to keep colors natural, so probably just a clear coat of your choice.

Upholstering is NOT easy- your wife has real talent. You’re a lucky man!!


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

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#12 posted 10-20-2010 01:00 AM

good job ilike it.

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#13 posted 10-29-2010 12:53 AM


I know fir isn´t the most exciding wood but with that white straight grained frame
and Mahogny I would say clear lack that realy pop the mahogny and ceep the fir white

maybee a whaterbased lack with uvblocking in it

and tell your wife she did a good job on something that ain´t easy

take care

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