Wacked Out Mahogany Mirror

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Project by WoodWorkaholic posted 2233 days ago 1293 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Funky African Mahogany Mirror. Hung by piano wire, so you can adjust the tilt however you want. There really is no crooked way to hang it.

35 inches long, 20 inches wide.


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Tim Pursell

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#1 posted 2233 days ago

Cool! the finish is outstanding!


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#2 posted 2233 days ago

I agree with Tim. The finish is outstanding! Can you let us know how you finished the frame?

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#3 posted 2233 days ago

Now that’s a cool looking frame!

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

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#4 posted 2233 days ago

wow now thats interesting! i also agree with Tim and jimp about the finish. what is it. i have some Mahogany now that i can try that out on.

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#5 posted 2233 days ago

That is neat. I’ve made several frames like that, but not on purpose. Just kidding, I really do like it. Your work is unconventional, but very clever and well done.

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

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 2233 days ago

Now that is an interesting piece. I love the wood and the finish. I am sure that this is the first thing visitors notice when they come into the room.

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

View Lakey's profile


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#7 posted 2233 days ago

Nice looking frame – I particularly like the curved detail on the inside – looks great refelected like that.

-- "No Board Left Behind"

View Blake's profile


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#8 posted 2232 days ago

Definitely diggin’ the funk! I love how the “top” is the same angle as the slanted ceiling (at least in the first picture). Keeps you guessing which way is up and whether you took you medication. Very original.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#9 posted 2232 days ago

Thar is one awesome peice!! thnaks for the pic, woudllove to see more of your work.

-- Hope Never fails

View rikkor's profile


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#10 posted 2232 days ago

Great woodworking and finishing. My bride is too traditional to allow something like that here, though.

View WoodWorkaholic's profile


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#11 posted 2230 days ago

i should have been more specific as to the type of mahogany i used. it is African mahogany (or ribbon stripe). i did the best i could to match the stripes as they go around. For finish i used a catalyzed lacquer, nothing special, just 3 coats, scuffed with 220 between each.


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#12 posted 2230 days ago

that is a really cool design!
fantastic execution

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#13 posted 2228 days ago

What a great mirror! I love the departure from the norm, and great stock selection.

-- Robb

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#14 posted 1478 days ago

I love it!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#15 posted 1478 days ago

Thats a cool Mirror.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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