Mission Style Mirrors for Christmas

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Project by rodneyh posted 12-14-2011 01:51 AM 4286 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

17 mirrors for Christmas gifts for friends and family. I copied a mission style design from online, and adjusted the size to meet my needs. The dimensions are approximately 16” x 17”. The mirror itself is 9.5” x 11.5” (9×11 opening), which I chose so that the recipients can readily convert it to a matted frame for a 5×7 or 8×10 photo if they choose. The wood is QSWO, and the joinery is mortise and tenon. Made 4 different colors using 3 Transtint dyes and 2 different color gel stains.

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#1 posted 12-14-2011 02:06 AM

Looks like you have the mirror market cornered like I have the 3D reindeer market cornered!

I really like the style, very handsome mirrors!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 12-14-2011 02:17 AM

Really good looking mirrors, nice wood, good finish; I like the pinned m&t.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 12-14-2011 03:40 AM

You have been a very busy little elf. ;) Nice work, a lot of work.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#4 posted 12-14-2011 04:13 AM

Nice stuff!!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#5 posted 12-14-2011 04:17 AM

WOW that’s a lot of mirrors super job.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 12-14-2011 11:46 AM

They will all be happy with these no doubt!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 12-16-2011 01:11 AM

That’s a pretty display of some fine woodworking! Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 11-20-2012 05:07 PM

Great frames! The colors are beautiful. I really like the setback between the horizontal and vertical members. That little shadow line makes all the difference. I try to do that with all my frames as well.
Nice work!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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