|Project by Goddahavefun||posted 06-05-2011 01:23 PM||1586 views||7 times favorited||10 comments|
Having an old fence as Timer stock & some Mirror in the shed !
I have been looking forward to combining mosaiced mirror to these timbers .
Total Size 980mm x 480mm (19 1/8 x 38 2/8 )
Timber frame : once constructed I sanded with 80 & 240 grit, them sprayed the timber matt black, then sanded back again to hilight the grain texture .
Finishing stain : Gloss mahogany stain/laquer
Being a novice at glass cutting I explored online sites for tricks & tips that helped make this wonderful project come to life !!!
Cutting the miror in those shapes was something I didnt think possible , but with my $12:oo glass cutter I managed to cut the entire panel of mirror without it breaking in the wrong places !!!
Good tips I picked up :
- Always cut glass/mirror when it is at Room Temprature ( ie cold glass = breakages)
- Cut glass on a Towel folded over double , this acts as a shock absorber when you insert presure on glass for the cut you want !!
Cutting those shapes was a challenge because I wasnt sure if the flow angles were too acute !! but it worked , I started in the corners & section by section , worked my way in .
I glued the mirror on with PVA glue after I sealed the MDF with primer then grouted it with Tile Grout.
I took a pic of back to show you all how the Mirrored MDF fits in the back .
Really happy with the way it came out & look forward to do again .
Thanks for having a look
Have a great day
-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !