|Project by Jim Boehm||posted 03-17-2008 04:41 AM||1907 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
Here is the first frame I made recently for a mirror we got. This project kind of roughed me up a bit but it came out pretty good. The mirror is 36” wide x 30” tall. The finished frame is 42 1/2” wide x 36 1/2” tall. I made the frame out of leopard wood and it is 3 1/2” wide. I took a moulding bit and routed the design on both sides of the frame on my router table. I also put some custom edges on the closest bead which I did with a chisel. I wanted to add a personal touch to it. I just have to touch up the finish with a razor blade and then it is done. It is amazing how much bigger our living room looks with this frame on the wall. I have plans to make two sconces that will “mirror” the design of the frame. I will post them when they get done. There is no stain on the frame, just two coats of gloss urethane for the finish.
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