Cherval Mirror

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Project by croquetman posted 06-04-2012 12:07 PM 1253 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of those tilt-able floor mirrors that once set are never again tilted. This is a copy of the standard design for the cherval mirror in an arts and craft style. The wood is a walnut board cut from a large log that my father-in-law put aside 20 years ago. Nice wood. Straight grain.

The mirror was given to my daughter, Amy to complement the dresser I made for her using some of the same log. Unfortunately, she made me stain the dresser a dark, dark walnut and as a result, the photos are very dark. Too bad because it came out pretty well when viewed in real life.

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#1 posted 06-04-2012 02:04 PM

nice work. the Walnut looks good. How did you do the stripes on the mirror?

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#2 posted 06-04-2012 04:58 PM

The “stripes” are an insert made like an egg crate. The wood was cut a tiny fraction larger than the opening so they fit snuggly. Will they shrink and fall out? Maybe. But my daiughter lives in Norfolk, so I doubt the air is ever dry enough to shrink wood.

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