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01-12-2012 10:21 PM

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I would like some suggestions from the community out there. I have stumbled upon a couple of mirrors both in a trapezoid shape. The measurements for each are shown below. I would like to frame these two mirrors but I am not sure of my approach. If “you” were to do it, what design would you choose? I know there are factors (material cost, my talent level, function etc) to consider but I am open to any suggestions you folks have.

Thanks!

Mirror 1:
A-B: 32”
B-C & D-A: 21”
C-D: 23”

Mirror 2:
A-B: 48”
B-C & D-A: 34.5”
C-D: 31”

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#1 posted 01-13-2012 12:40 AM

First, welcome To LJs.

I’m currently working on a mirror frame, I still have to sand and finish it, will post it in the next week.

Don’t forget to use flat black paint where the mirror edge rest against the frame.

As far as a design goes, I like layering different shapes to make my frame profile. Here’s what I mean.
http://lumberjocks.com/devann/blog/22585

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#2 posted 01-13-2012 01:56 AM

Thanks for the suggestions and the layering ideas. Showing my ignorance here…why use flat black paint?

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#3 posted 01-13-2012 02:08 AM

you’ll see the back side of your frame at the edge of the mirror.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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