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Project by steve1627 posted 05-13-2008 02:09 AM 1544 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first “fine woodworking”, a mirror for our dining area. Based on totaly manhours (measure 35 times, cut once), this mirror is worth over $20,000! (ok, maybe not quite).
I was quite pleased considering it was a first.

-- Steve, Carrollton, TX

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 05-13-2008 02:19 AM

Looks like a nice clean job.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 05-13-2008 03:12 AM

Very nice I love it.

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#3 posted 05-13-2008 03:22 AM

Is this a mission style frame for this miiror. If so did you make them from a set of plans or is this your own design. It looks great and it would look great on anyone’s wall…..congratulations on a good job!!

-- Czajka1

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 05-13-2008 03:45 AM


This is a nice frame and you used a good combination of woods as well. You have a nice design too.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 05-13-2008 04:17 AM

lol…I too would be a millionaire at wood working if we could base the price on it by manhours…

very nice mirror…great job…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#6 posted 05-13-2008 04:50 AM

Thats a very nice mirror, you did a good job.

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#7 posted 05-13-2008 05:55 AM

Nice job! What kinds of wood did you use?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 05-13-2008 01:34 PM

Very nice indeed. by my calculations that’s about right. measure 36 times, cut once….and every time I do that the piece of wood is still to short…go figure. (get it : “Go figure”).

-- JJohn

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#9 posted 05-13-2008 02:19 PM

Thanks for the comments. The wood used was curly Cherry, Tiger Maple for the shelf and Walnut trim at the mirror.
Yep, jjohn, I got it! :)

-- Steve, Carrollton, TX

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Mark D.

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#10 posted 05-13-2008 05:07 PM

Excellent mirror! I have been considering building one with barn wood when I can find a good piece of antique mirror to build a frame for. You did a great job on this piece, it’s a good mix of traditional and modern looks. Well done :-)

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#11 posted 05-13-2008 07:14 PM

Nice work! I’m working on a mirror myself.

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#12 posted 05-13-2008 09:44 PM

Nice work. It reflects your passion for life.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#13 posted 05-14-2008 01:08 AM

Steve, that looks really good!

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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