|Forum topic by Chiefwoodworker||posted 11-24-2009 05:25 PM||787 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
11-24-2009 05:25 PM
My wife and I built six of these Chippendale mirrors as Christmas gifts to our kids. They are a reproduction of an original passed down in her family. Now the original has offspring that will be passed down in our family.
The uneven coloration is due to the use of mineral spirits to check for glue spots, but it also give you an idea of how pronounced the tiger maple will look when finished.
One mirror is framed in cherry with tiger maple scroll work. The other is all tiger maple. I have written three blog articles on the crafting of these mirrors. If you are interested go to http://www.srww.com/blog/?tag=chippendale . The first article is on the bottom (scroll down) and the last one on the top.