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Arts and Crafts Mirror Frame with Inlay

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Project by pintodeluxe posted 10-04-2012 05:33 AM 4449 views 13 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my arts and crafts style mirror frame. It is quartersawn red oak with walnut inlay and accents. The inlay motif is from Glen Huey’s design, which I altered to all walnut instead of the original maple inlay. The construction is mortise and tenon with a slight setback between rails and stiles. A 3/16” thick mirror is held into a rabbit with metal mirror clips. The mirror clips are mortised into the back of the frame, which allows it to sit flush with the wall.
The mirror is screwed to the wall, and the screw holes are capped with chamfered pegs. I prefer this mounting method over hanging it with a picture wire.

Here is a link to my blog on the inlay construction

http://lumberjocks.com/pintodeluxe/blog/32194

Cheers

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush





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Kelby

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#1 posted 10-04-2012 06:10 AM

Wow, this is really first rate! Outstanding. I really like the detail in the second picture. Very interesting, but not overdone. Great job.

-- Kelby

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 10-04-2012 10:43 AM

Great job, really like the hint of G&G style which I’m a big fan of…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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bondogaposis

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#3 posted 10-04-2012 12:53 PM

Very nice.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 10-04-2012 02:36 PM

Beautiful!! Great job.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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jmartel

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#5 posted 10-04-2012 02:51 PM

What finish did you use? I liked the way it turned out. I have a ton of red oak that I need to use.

-- End grain is like a belly button. Yes, I know you have one. No, I don't want to see it.

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 10-04-2012 04:10 PM

Great project. Very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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pintodeluxe

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#7 posted 10-04-2012 04:45 PM

Jmartel,
The finish is Rodda #19, thinned with 4oz. mineral spirits to 20 oz. stain. It is easy to work with, and hides sapwood well. Then I sprayed it with Valspar (Miller Paint) pre-cat lacquer in the #60 sheen. With a gravity feed gun, it only takes two coats of lacquer.

Thanks

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#8 posted 10-04-2012 05:01 PM

WOW! what a great frame … I have an antique mirror from circa 1900 and have been wondering just how I would frame it (the old frame is damaged) ... My main squeeze says that I will copy your copied design.
Your finish turned out well.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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pintodeluxe

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#9 posted 10-04-2012 06:23 PM

Mike,
Glad to hear you will make one too. It is a fun little project, and I’m sure you will enjoy it.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Socceref

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#10 posted 12-20-2012 09:09 PM

Very nice

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#11 posted 07-02-2013 01:32 PM

Meant to tell you – I love these!....and that’s why I stole them! – You did a great job and your explanation of the inlay made it easier to steal! – Great job!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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