Pecky cypress mirror frame

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Project by GrantA posted 01-13-2019 02:55 AM 431 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my wife a while back, just adding some projects! It’s river recovered pecky cypress, 2×8”
Only titebond holding the miters, and on the back I glued a piece of 1/4” plywood (it overlaps the frame about 3” on all sides) to give it a little more structure. I hung it with an aluminum cleat. One of my favorite pieces and I see it every day!

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#1 posted 01-13-2019 04:04 AM

I really like the texture of the wood. It speaks for itself!

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#2 posted 01-13-2019 05:04 AM

Cool :-) Love te rescued wood and the eroded texture. Nice design choice going beefy with it!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#3 posted 01-13-2019 10:17 AM

I’m guessing it must have been fairly difficult wood to work with but well worth the effort!

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#4 posted 01-13-2019 10:31 AM

This is so special and unique…also very brave to use wood like this for frame…bravo…good work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 01-13-2019 10:53 AM

Thanks guys! For anyone unfamiliar with pecky the “damage” is caused by a fungus which dies as soon as the tree is cut. So there are logs that were lost during river transport and are perfectly preserved. This is considered heavy pecky. For something more structural like table legs you’d want something with just a little pecky.

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#6 posted 01-13-2019 12:34 PM

Very nice Grant. I really like the wood style.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#7 posted 01-13-2019 02:44 PM

Looks great. I built a couple of big mirrors a couple of years ago and , unexpectedly, they too are some of my favorite projects, probably because I walk by them every day. I supposed it could also be because I see a really good looking guy each time as well.

And of course I had to look up the lat/long on that pillow to see if you posted a “come steal my stuff” invitation. ;-)
Must be your hometown?

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#8 posted 01-13-2019 02:48 PM

Thanks Nathan and good eye on the pillow, yep born, raised and not planning to leave! Come visit sometime
Across from the mirror are double 3’0/6’0 windows so when the blinds are open it really looks cool seeing it from outside

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#9 posted 01-14-2019 02:25 AM

I love the look of that. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#10 posted 01-14-2019 04:39 AM

I have never seen this wood before, it looks great, thank you for sharing this build

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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