Barn Board Mirror

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Project by Tyler posted 05-25-2012 02:49 AM 2599 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this idea/design from another project on LJs ( and added my own little tweaks. I only used three, but wider, back boards (as opposed to four on the other project), I turned the mirror so it was square, and didn’t cut any dados; I felt the small shelf was plenty sturdy without them. I also added a few wrought iron nails (seen in picture 3) for decoration only. They couldn’t even hold a feather, so screws were used to attach the cross bar and shelf to the back boards (picture 5). Today, my girlfriend and I finished it out by making and mounting the rabbeted frame for the mirror and putting the wire on the back for installation. It’s being donated to a Chinese auction our small town is holding. Critiques welcome… thanks for looking!

-- Tyler- Montandon, PA ------ "It aint broke, it just needs fixed!"

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 05-25-2012 08:55 AM

Nice save

A great design


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 05-25-2012 12:04 PM

Nice job, Tyler. I love recycling ! It gives material NEW LIFE…................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 05-25-2012 02:50 PM

Hi Tyler (and girlfriend)
It’s nice to see I’ve inspired someone. I like your wrought iron nails, they add a special touch to the barn board.

-- ~Julie~

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