Black Walnut Mirror

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Project by scrollingmom posted 339 days ago 1212 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this piece of round out in the Barn amongst my lumber stash. I saw it and instantly thought it would make a cool looking mirror. The round itself had to be leveled, it had chainsaw marks on it. There was already a knot in the middle that was loose and falling out. So I followed the grain around the center and instead of being just round I put in that little decorative touch on the side.

The grain in this piece of wood is so pretty, don’t know if my pictures really do it any justice. I have the mirror part cut to fit, boy was that pricey, course they weren’t too thrilled about cutting it round either.

The mirror measures 17 1/2” tall by 11 1/2” wide and 7/8” thick. I finished it with spray lacquer and several coats of wax.

Thanks for looking hope you enjoy.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#1 posted 339 days ago

Kelly, Very nicely done—love the live edge!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 339 days ago

Beautiful Kelly! Great flourish detail. I have an oval mirror in a crappy plastic (ornate, gilded, carved wood-cough-look) frame I’ve been thinking about re-doing in wood. Incentive here! Thanks for posting!

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 339 days ago

What a sweet looking frame. The walnut is totally amazing! Incredibly gorgeous! Love everything about that piece!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 339 days ago

That, my friend, is some beautiful work on what otherwise might have been firewood. It is great to be able to see a piece of wood and figure out what it might become with a little imagination.

-- Richard, Pennsylvania

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#5 posted 339 days ago

Beautiful mirror, Kelly. That sure is a good use of a walnut lab like that showing the heartwood, sapwood and bark!! Nice idea!! Pieces like that are great for signs or small tables, too!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 339 days ago

I’m not a scroller, just a small blade on the bandsaw. This is really sweet! It just screams first class.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#7 posted 339 days ago

That is very creative….nice build.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#8 posted 339 days ago

Very cool.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#9 posted 339 days ago

Thanks everyone. I most certainly enjoyed making this mirror.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#10 posted 339 days ago

Bravo Kelly!! looks very nice!!
Nice save on the wood too…
I guess when you seen the wood it just spoke to you!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#11 posted 338 days ago

This is just beautiful! If you don’t mind I would like to share it on Facebook.

-- Nancy Antley

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#12 posted 338 days ago

This is a piece o art for sure. Wow!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#13 posted 335 days ago

Your mirror looks wonderful. Love the natural edge and finish. The black walnut is gorgeous. Great work!

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