Western Mirror Frame

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Project by Tooch posted 12-13-2013 10:16 AM 1435 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, so I couldn’t resist taking the stereotypical photograph of ones self in a mirror, but it was basically because any other angle just looked like it was a frame for a picture of all the junk in my garage.

Another project made from reclaimed wood, simple Lap joint construction holding a 12×12” mirror. After Glue up, I took a 1/4” rabbet bit to the bottom/back to cut out the shelf for the mirror, and backed it with a piece of MDF for added support.

It seems like I’ve been using this wood for a lot of recent project, but I love how the imperfections and scars really come through when the first coat of poly goes on. I actually found a small dead worm in the cracks of the grain (in pic 4) after the second coat… it was kinda funny.

Anyways, thanks for looking… questions/comments/suggestions welcome!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 12-13-2013 02:56 PM

Nice! That wood has a lot of character.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 12-13-2013 03:09 PM


-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-13-2013 03:12 PM

Great rustic look—nice job!

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

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#4 posted 12-13-2013 03:31 PM

Ah ha ! I see you found more uses for that old wood. I really like the look of this frame. Nice work Tooch!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 12-13-2013 06:57 PM

LOVE the rustic look. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 12-14-2013 03:48 AM

Lots of character is present within this frame, it’s what gives it life and the “pop” factor. Great piece as well as finish.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#7 posted 12-14-2013 01:08 PM

I like the design. That wood goes perfectly with your build

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

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#8 posted 12-14-2013 03:00 PM

Very nice Tooch, that would make a great addition to any home, I like the design and the use of reclaimed wood.

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#9 posted 12-14-2013 05:04 PM

Thanks again for the encouragement, guys

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#10 posted 12-17-2013 03:40 PM

It looks fantastic, like the rustic look and the great joints. Great job!

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