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Project by OAKSPSD posted 05-08-2013 01:32 PM 1171 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an double entry mirror that I made out of Black Ash. I have to give credit where credit is due and say thank you to the woodworker from Canada who posted a similar mirror for giving me the idea. I didn’t like the shelf that he had above the hooks so I removed it and then used hooks instead of the pegs that he had. I then placed a small top with my own routed trim underneath to give it an upgraded appearance.

The hooks were 12 bucks at one of the big stores and the trim was the first time I actually made my own after shopping and not finding anything that I could use. Now I will make my own trim from now on after seeing such good results.

I was looking at how to hang it and the only way I could be sure to make sure that coats would not pull it off the wall or stress the Kreg screws over time was to find the studs and directly fasten it to them. I then just glued buttons over the top of the countersunk screws.

The wife loves it and even my boy said he wants one for his own house. I don’t think there will be as much demand for them down south as there is up north because of the times of year that we actually wear jackets down here but I am making another one out of Oak just so I have one on hand.

Gord Graf is the wood worker who gave me the initial idea. I did modify it but he made it possible.

Thanks Gordy

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#1 posted 05-08-2013 01:58 PM

Nice work ,I like it.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 05-08-2013 05:35 PM

Very nice… Not trying to sharpshoot but it appears your mounting location is going to interfere with the light switches if you hang up coats, hopefully not an issue… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#3 posted 05-08-2013 09:51 PM

You are correct that a coat on the far right may interfere with the light switch. It was a sacrifice i had had to make since my wife did not want the coat rack to the far left which would have put it to the left of the light switch. Also since i wanted to hit studs i didn’t want to hit a stud on the edge and then middle and have no support for the whole left side.
Since we rarely use the light switch for the entry way i figured it would be the best placement. Besides now if anyone comes over i can just blame the wife. Lol

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#4 posted 05-09-2013 02:10 PM

Well done, looks great!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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