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Forum topic by lazyoakfarm posted 10-13-2012 01:01 PM 1163 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lazyoakfarm

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10-13-2012 01:01 PM

My daughter brought me a mirror and wants me to put a frame around it. She just wants a simple 3.5” wide flat frame. (picture frame) The mirror is around 25 pounds. she will hang the mirror on the wall. what is the best way to make the corners strong enough where I wont have to put a back on it.


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MNgary

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#1 posted 10-13-2012 01:49 PM

I would either use dowels (installed horizontally) or mortise and tenon joinery.

-- I dream of the world where a duck can cross the road and no one asks why.

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GrandpaLen

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#2 posted 10-13-2012 02:48 PM

You might consider a mitered half lap joint for strength and finish off that joint with a Green & Green pegged appearance.

Best Regards.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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eddy

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#3 posted 10-15-2012 11:18 AM

i have used splines in almost all of my miter joints with out any issues

-- self proclaimed copycat

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lazyoakfarm

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#4 posted 10-15-2012 10:00 PM

I have a cool idea for splines. Thanks

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 10-16-2012 02:02 AM

Pinned half laps are super strong and I like the look but splined miters should be strong enough as well.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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annaseth

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#6 posted 10-20-2012 08:17 AM

I like using twigs and branches as frames. It’s easy to cut them and they are stylish as well. I used it once as a frame and I just used plywood as a base of the frame.

Anna

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