Mirror, Mirror

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Project by woodshopcowboy posted 586 days ago 496 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mirror from Lowe’s, sans frame. A saw kerf down the middle makes a perfectly sized dado. Pocket hole construction. The mortise-looking splines came from a botched attempt at a bridle joint, similar to these frames. Finished with a three coats of amber shellac and paste wax. Feels inviting to the hand. I especially like the chamfer detail at the corners. Hung with a French cleat.

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#1 posted 586 days ago

Sounds like a creative approach.

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#2 posted 586 days ago

Good looking mirror.

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#3 posted 586 days ago

Nice job on construction.

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#4 posted 546 days ago

Life and wood have taught me that when a “botched attempt” comes out this good, you don’t don’t say anything, smile, accept the compliments and pretend you meant to do this all along.

-- Chris-Woodstock, Illinois

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