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Wedding present for good friends – made at their request. They wanted a full length mirror with a “weathered look”. I took a brand new 6”X12”x10’ beam hacked it up with an ax, stained it, covered it in cement and let it sit outside for about six months. Then I scrubbed the cement off, stained it again, covered it in white mortar mix and let it sit outside for another six months. After cleaning up again I then ripped it down the middle and glued up with M&T joints. Friends were ecstatic. Which made me happy. Size is roughly 6’ X 3’. Total cost – about $200.00.

Regards,
David

-- dcutter





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Ren

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#1 posted 764 days ago

Amazingly creative… outside for a year… I would love this mirror at home, it has a serious life experience behind it and has seen some adventures, congrat!

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bh442

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#2 posted 763 days ago

WOW, I really like it.

What was the purpose of the cement and mortar, if you don’t mind me asking?

-- Bill - Wattsburg, PA.

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Tokolosi

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#3 posted 763 days ago

Interesting weathering technique. Would you mind posting some close-ups of the frame. Looks really cool.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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BenI

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#4 posted 763 days ago

Really good idea to achieve the weathered look. Fantastic job!

-- Ben from IL

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