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Bedazzled Mirror Frame (for my mom)

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Project by NicoJose posted 03-30-2011 06:48 AM 3423 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bedazzled Mirror Frame (December 11-20, 2010)
Dimentiosn 46’’ x 66’‘
Net Weight: With the mirror, 80lbs

One of my biggest fans, my mom, has been asking me to make her a frame for her mirror

A few weeks before I got start, I was in a nice restaurant with my mom. They had good food and the interior was very intriguing. The ceiling had these large 16’’ x 16’’ large squares that all had 20 degrees angle surfaces. These 3D squares were all facing the sides of the next square and as if was pointing towards each other creating these amazing shadows. I asked the manager if the design on the ceiling served any other purpose. Interesting enough, they are suppose to reduce the vibration of sounds so that a loud or talkative crowd in the restaurant wouldn’t be bother other customers.

Immediately, I knew it would be a great design if I applied it with small pieces of old wood so I sketched it on the napkin in front of me . I was knew my mom liked the ceiling so I decided to use it for her mirror frame. I ran 1’x1’ pieces of stick on my table saw. I then set 20degree angle on the surface of my band saw and place a guide to cut the 1’x1’ in the middle. Based on my computation, if I were to frame a 40’‘x60’‘I mirror with 3 inch borders of those angled surface squares like tiles, I would need exactly 636 squares.

I copied the pattern from the napkin I had and the rest was just playing around with the natural color and grain of the different kinds of wood. I glued everything on Narra wood and my dad helped me attach it to the mirror using epoxy glue.

My mom loved it and my friends are asking for one too.

-- Nico Jose; Designer/Maker &Artist www.s10-10.com





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BertFlores58

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#1 posted 03-30-2011 08:55 AM

Hi Nico, Really good work. This is what I like most when wood mosaics and glued pieces will end as functional as it will be. Most I see are cutting boards and ornaments. I like how your vision works… quick and simple. Thanks for posting

-- Bert

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 03-30-2011 10:32 AM

Very cool design….. Sure she loved it. Very Nice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Hoosierdaddy

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#3 posted 04-03-2011 11:31 AM

Phenomenal! (note to self, DO NOT show to wife)

Can’t wait to see what else you come up with!
Paul

-- I don't know what this is going to be like, but there's only one way to find out..........

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learnin2do

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#4 posted 04-09-2011 04:18 PM

That is absolutely amazing…

-- christine

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