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Forum topic by studie posted 01-13-2010 12:52 PM 1052 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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studie

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01-13-2010 12:52 PM

I want to make my Mom a front door mirror with drawer & small shelf for her birthday out of quarter sawn oak. I could just use some stuff (oak) I have here but want to buy some tiger grain figured oak to make a statement. The size would be medium but I want to make her see the kind of workmanship her loving son can do. I know we all love our Moms & want them to feel cherished for what she has done for us. I have some ideas for a wall hung unit that has a mirror & small drawer with a shelf above to hang near the front door to check her lipstick or to pick spinach from her teeth as she says. All Moms would love to have something from us but wouldn’t we try to make our best for them? Any ideas from the great minds of Lumberjocks? Oh and did you tell Mom you love her today?

-- $tudie


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#1 posted 01-13-2010 05:23 PM

Wonderful sentiment, and it’s not even Mother’s Day! Unless of course you’re just planning ahead for a five month project ;) Because you want to use QSWO, I immediately think about something in the Craftsman style. There are lots of wonderful examples of hall mirrors, settles with mirrors, hall trees with mirrors etc. I’m sure it would be relatively easy to adapt these design features to create just what you’re looking for.

NYW's Hall Mirror
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#2 posted 01-13-2010 10:26 PM

Thanks Captain, thats just the style I was thinking of. She has a nice brick home in Denver that this piece would blend in perfectly. I like everything about it, the thru tenons & stopped router work. I really appreciate your help with this THANKS

-- $tudie

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#3 posted 01-14-2010 04:10 AM

Hey Studie, can you be a little more specific on your material needs? What length, thickness, width of oak do you need? I may have what you need. Also MClendons now carries a lot of the specialty woods including oak and their prices aren’t too out of sight. I know they have a lot in their Canyon Road store but I’m not sure about the one in Sumner. Let me know what you can use and I’ll check my lumber rack.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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#4 posted 01-14-2010 06:37 AM

Cool $tudie, that was just a shot in the dark. I can tell from your other projects that you probably don’t need it, but the nice thing about a lot of the NYW projects is that you can get the DVD with the plans. I watch the shows on days when I can’t work in the shop, even if I’m not building the project in question.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#5 posted 01-14-2010 07:37 AM

Thanks Joe, I want to use quarter sawn oak QSWO. We all know that look; tiger stripe, flame whatever you want to call it it’s timeless! I’ve refinished many antiques made of that wood over the years so I think even a new piece will look old timey if from this heritage wood & style. I’ll let you know my cut list & Thanks!

Thanks again Captain! Many here just need a vision to get the wheels turning & can figure out the rest of the build from experience. I for one have a fear for the blank page. Always good to refer to a timeless design than to just wing it. Not to say ones own ideas can’t blossom into a one of a kind & brilliant piece of art. We should all let our imagination show us the way to a new trend & inspire others. Just look at the amazing work on our site here and see the variation of classic to wild, it’s all good. This project I want to be classic to match the house tho & good ol Norm brings it back again!

-- $tudie

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