Mirror Frame

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Project by Moron posted 02-29-2008 03:20 AM 1997 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

made this recently. Its a large frame for a beveled mirror. With the exception of some structural plywood in behind it is made from 100% re-claimed timber. The cove mold made on a TS (some day I gotta get me a shaper cutter for cove mould) surround re-sawn hand hewn beams which surrounds very old pine.

The inside frame will be blue stain with a chocolate glaze which will fade into the hand hewn being left natural which will fade into the hemlock cove mold which will be stained black, then rubbed out.

measure approx., 66” x 66’

The second pic is a project in progress (for the last four months) and coming to completion for my significant other. I cant stand the chaos in our dining room. It is the sub assembly for a hutch and buffet, upside down fascia and crown molding and done in watered down blue acrylic paint, lacquered twice followed with a black glaze. The bulk of the cabinets stays in its natural 200 year old patina

I did the old hand made dove tails for the drawers…..........time consuming but fun

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Scott Hildenbrand

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#1 posted 02-29-2008 03:56 AM

What are the black splotches on the cabinet? Leaves? Kinda hard to tell in that pic with the focus thrown.

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#2 posted 02-29-2008 04:17 AM

like the style, looks great

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#3 posted 02-29-2008 12:29 PM

A couple of great uses of reclaimed lumber.

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#4 posted 02-29-2008 02:21 PM

Scott the black splotches are filler, (nuetral mixed with pure black pigment) to fill the holes left behind by the hand forged nails. After stain and glaze the holes (IMHO) add character.

Both projects just might be done at the end of the day.

Thanks for the kind words

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#5 posted 02-29-2008 03:19 PM

Beautiful work Roman. Do us the favor and post some completion shots. I’m really interested in how this hutch turns out.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#6 posted 03-01-2008 11:34 PM

My first thought was to stain this whole unit blue, with the exception of open shelves, tongue and groove back and the buffet top….............but the Mrs., talked me out of it and once again I shouldnt have done what she wanted… this is pretty much it.

Hand done doves for drawers on Blum motion (anti slam kind). The wood, well its very old, parts were almost rotten so a fair boit of it got treated with chemicals to “harden” the wood. The gables are not glued up, one slab that is about 22” wide and I left the old circular saw mill marks, same for the buffet lid….one solid original slab about 24” x 80”......very pretty piece with nice tight growth lines.

I just wish I hadda listened to my gut, done it all blue and then glaze it all with black, just like the T and G.

Ce la ve

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#7 posted 03-03-2008 07:17 AM

Ahhh.. Ok.. Was going to say, the leaf thing was actually rather unique and I liked it..

So.. whoops.. Filler not sanded.. Still a wonderful piece! :) It’s interesting that you’d used two different finishes the way you’ve done. It’s rather striking.. I’m not sure I’d have liked it better with the whole unit dark. Think it brings more character this way.

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#8 posted 04-08-2013 07:12 PM

I like the shoppe very much but I am not crazy about the two contrasting tones

-- Bert

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