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Project by devann posted 922 days ago 1098 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are photos of my newest mirror frame. It’s one of those “I wanna make something but not sure what to make” projects. A friend gave me a mirror and realizing that I don’t have a good place to store glass I decided to go ahead and make a frame for it. It’s around 54 1/2” x 19 1/2” in size. It’s made from four species of wood. Starting from the center of the frame is yellow pine, redwood, and then red oak with a strip of ipe inlayed down the center.

From a design perspective I generally like the less is more approach. But….did you ever just want to play with your cutters and tools and just pyle on the elements a little because you wanted to see what would happen? Well that’s what happened to me here. Besides, I don’t have to worry about selling the piece, my daughter has already seen it and told me where in her room I’m to hang it. Thanks for taking a look.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with





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spunwood

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#1 posted 922 days ago

Thanks for posting man. Great looking frame too. I know what you mean about just wanting to play.

How do you attach or layer the mouldings?

branon

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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MontanaBob

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#2 posted 922 days ago

I would say that the playing turn into a great looking frame…sometimes it is fun to just go with it

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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devann

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#3 posted 922 days ago

Looking at the last photo you’ll notice that the two inside (pine & redwood) pieces have a small rabbet joint cut into the bottom edge. This is for alignment. I glue and pin (23ga.) the center piece (redwood) to the inside piece (yellow pine) to form the lip for the frame. I then use pocket hole screws and glue to secure the outside piece (red oak/ipe) to the two inner parts of the frame.

I make up the four sides of the frame and then cut the miters for the corners in a single pass. One has to do a little layout with the pins and screws so they’re not in the miter cuts.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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LittlePaw

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#4 posted 922 days ago

It sure is great fun whenever I too just “go with the flow” without a plan – from time to time, that is ! ! ! Looks like you had great fun as well as the project turned out super!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#5 posted 921 days ago

Nice frame Darrell

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spunwood

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#6 posted 921 days ago

Thanks for the detailed explanation man! I am sure to try this one day down the road. I have always admired the layered look that you sometimes use on your frames.
brandon

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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devann

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#7 posted 921 days ago

Thanks guys.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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