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Project by Kenyon posted 02-21-2011 01:52 AM 1199 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Mirror for the dining room project:

We wanted a nice sized picture frame mirror, but between low quality and the high cost to get good quality I got tired of looking around. So I went to the local big-box store and got a 2’x3’ plain glass mirror and 12’ of solid pine wood flooring. The inside groove of the flooring piece fit the mirror perfectly. I cut the angles with my circular saw and stained the pieces with a cheap stain. I fastened all the back corners with some peg board I had left over. Only problem is if the mirror breaks then it will be a pain to replace it since there’s no real backing. Although the total cost of a custom, wood framed mirror = < $45.00, so I can’t complain.

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#1 posted 02-21-2011 03:20 AM

Saw your workbench, then your mirror. I envy you…it is all in front of you, the fun, the learning, the sense of accomplishment, achievement, pride…yup, and frustration now and then. It will be like reading a good book for the first time, you’ll see. Forge on.

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