|Project by swied||posted 02-26-2008 01:35 AM||1379 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
We had a dull looking mirror hanging by itself in the hallway. It didn’t have a frame, so one afternoon I decided to add one. I didn’t want to spend any money on it, and all that I had on hand was some left over 3/4” plywood. The cutout was drawn from the template that I used for my balsa/redwood surfboard (see my previous project). I used a hand held router to cut the inset for the mirror to fit into. The mirror was secured to the frame in the back by gluing a few 1/8” thick strips around the edges. In all it took about three hours to do the shaping work. I finished it off with a coat of Java stain, and then applied some polyurethane gel.
Note: I kind of messed up one thing. I didn’t add stain to the back side of the inset that the mirror sits in. I didn’t think about the fact that mirrors reflect. If you look closely, you can see the bare wood edges. Oh well. The glue has already set, and it is on the wall. You wouldn’t notice it on a galloping horse.
-- Scott, San Diego