Cheval Mirror

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Project by Les Hastings posted 02-01-2008 04:23 AM 1670 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I went to see my daughter a couple of weeks ago and while I was there I took some pictures of the walnut cheval mirror that I made for her when she graduated from high school. It was suppose to have more carving on it than it does, but in the interest of time I left some of it off. It was bleached and dye stained then glazed to get this look. Sorry the pictures are not the best, the room was kinda dark.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#1 posted 02-01-2008 04:44 AM

Very nice! I ‘ve seen similar types of finishes and always wondered how it was done. An excellent piece. Did you build it around a mirror you had, or did you get the mirror fitted to it afterward?

-- Rich, Madison WI

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#2 posted 02-01-2008 04:49 AM

Very nice, carving is great

-- Marge, Colorado

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#3 posted 02-01-2008 04:52 AM

Rich, I built the frame and then had the mirror made for it, Thanks!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#4 posted 02-01-2008 04:55 AM

Yeah, Les….it really needs more carving becxause it is so drab and boring. NOT!!!!

You ‘da man!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 02-01-2008 06:58 AM

Beautiful piece! What a wonderful gift to give to your daughter that she might pass on someday.


-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 02-01-2008 08:57 AM

Thats a nice mirror Les. I bet your daughter treasures it.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 02-01-2008 08:57 AM

Now that is a great looking mirror. Well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#8 posted 02-01-2008 11:05 AM

Great! Looks like a lot of love went into it.

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#9 posted 02-01-2008 12:09 PM

Good job. I like the carving.

-- Jiri

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#10 posted 02-01-2008 03:05 PM

gorgeous; gorgeous; gorgeous

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 02-01-2008 04:16 PM

Very, very nice

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#12 posted 02-01-2008 05:21 PM

Les, that’s awesome. Very nice work. I love the finish.

-- Being nice gets you stuff!

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