|Project by Adam D||posted 08-01-2013 01:21 AM||1259 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I was dumpster diving with a friend of mine at a local college, and found a broken mirror. Bad luck for whoever broke it, but the law of averages says that good luck has to go somewhere ;-)
I knew a frame would look cool with the angle of the break, but as I started to design it, decided it’d be even cooler if the angles were accentuated by extending the frame beyond the joints.
The actual joinery is pretty simple—I just used full-laps where they cross, and routed a stopped-dado in the edges for the mirror to sit in. Performing the latter task was almost a lesson learned the hard way—I tried to route the full half inch dado in a single pass. When the dado kept clogging with chips, I decided to make a few extra passes, and had trouble feeding it in. I pushed a little harder, and a little harder, and when it caught, it caught. Lessons like that are not something I want to repeat, but it sure isn’t something I’ll ever forget. Learn from my lesson and be careful!
I decided I wanted to protect the wall from getting scratched up, and so I cut up a mouse-pad and hot-glued pieces of it to the back. The cloth of the mousepad faces the wall.
I still have the broken-off corner, and might frame that too to add to the chaos. Another day?
-- Adam, Rochester NY