Fancy Mirror

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Project by Lakey posted 02-24-2008 at 03:38 PM 1410 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this while I was studying with Brian Reid ( at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. The two posts are 107 layers of veneer that were pressed into a curved form, and after drying, I cut straight pieces through them. The frame itself is bleached ash, and the top curve is steam bent, ebonized oak.

Thanks for looking!

-- "No Board Left Behind"

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#1 posted 02-24-2008 at 04:14 PM

really cool. I love to see creativity over standard design. Great job!

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#2 posted 02-24-2008 at 04:29 PM

oh my goodness!
“fancy” is right!! 107 layers?? WOW

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#3 posted 02-24-2008 at 04:34 PM

This is certainly an innovative piece of artistic furniture. Never, in my wildest woodworking dreams, would I have imagined something like this- probably due to my being “artistically challenged”. This piece is not simply furniture as it is more artwork. I love the curves and the ebonized oak is accentuated by the bleached ash. But the veneer glue-ups are simply gorgeous. Enough said.

Great Post!!!!!!!

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-24-2008 at 06:37 PM

Sweet piece. Very cool design. Veneer trick is neat. The shapes and design top notch.

Welcome to lumberjocks.

Looking forward to your next project posting.

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#5 posted 02-24-2008 at 08:06 PM

That’s nice! Those posts are just fantastic!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 02-24-2008 at 10:54 PM

Now that is thinking outside the box – really clever design and execution.

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

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#7 posted 02-25-2008 at 03:58 AM

You certainly titled the post appropriately. That guy is beautiful!

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#8 posted 02-25-2008 at 05:06 PM

Thanks for the feedback, everyone. Never underestimate the power of positive reinforcement – ya’ll made my day.

-- "No Board Left Behind"

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#9 posted 02-25-2008 at 07:16 PM

Very cool. I love the veneer stacks, I was trying to figure out what kind of exotic wood that was. Looks like zebra wood on steroids.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#10 posted 03-08-2008 at 12:12 PM

Excellent. I love the grain on the stiles.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#12 posted 03-11-2008 at 03:29 PM

Serious mirror and 107 layers means it was quite time consuming. Great job!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#13 posted 03-11-2008 at 03:56 PM

really cool. i can’t believe that it is 107 layers that must have taken forever

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#14 posted 03-11-2008 at 04:31 PM

I like it. It’s something different and that’s always good.
how did you arrive at 107 layers?
I thinking that’s where you ran out of wood. <g>


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#15 posted 03-13-2008 at 09:17 PM


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