|Project by BigRedKnothead||posted 06-26-2013 09:01 PM||1765 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
Just an A&C mirror I made for some friends. I take no credit for the design. I’ve seen many A&C mirrors/picture frames with these elements. It’s definitely A&C, but it has Greene and Greene/Asian influence as well. The mirrors are just 2 store bought 24×30”. Started with those, and just tried to get the the proportions right.
As you can see from my work, I’m really fond of tapered legs/sides and QSWO. I wouldn’t mind switching it up a little but people keep asking for this….so I just give em what they want.
Construction: With flat pieces like this, I like to use different thicknesses of stock to add dimension. This piece has 5/4, 4/4, and 1/2”. All of the joints are pinned mortise and tenon. I use power tools for all the milling and mortise and tenon work. Then I used hand planes for the taper and smoothing. I love NOT using sandpaper.
The finish is dark walnut danish oil and satin lacquer. I was nearly done when I realized I hadn’t tried anything new with this piece(personal rule). So I took the advice of fellow LJ pintodeluxe and rubbed it out with paste wax and steel wool. I find that stuff to be a little finicky, but I like the end result.
Tried to get some decent pics. It’s hard to take good pics of a mirror without looking like the dork in the reflection. Oh well.
I bet my friends will like it. If they don’t, I’ll just keep it;-)
-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer