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Forum topic by Lee Barker posted 523 days ago 793 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lee Barker

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523 days ago

I can find lots of overall dimensions but I want to know the range of mirror sizes. I’m trying to figure out what’s “big” without looking out of scale or clunky.

Thanks for your help.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"


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Moron

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#1 posted 523 days ago

I googled images of this mirror. Many images with people next to it for a sense of scale.

Cheers

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Terry Ferguson

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#2 posted 523 days ago

I have a cheval mirror that I converted from free stand to wall hung. The size of the mirror (not counting frame) is 22” wide x 48” high. If your purpose is to have a mirror that will reflect a full size image of a person up to about 6’2”
tall, this size works well.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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Moron

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#3 posted 523 days ago

surprisingly

mirrors are meant for the young: ),

putting a frame around it is just lipstick and candy : )

ya can not go wrong ?

the placement of the fulcrum point is somewhat experimental, and a breaking mechanism solves that problem yet inherits another. A simple cam solves everything as it cinches the pivot point where any soul can see if their socks go well with their choice of todays shoes.

At my age I realize I know little in that I no longer want to place “Goliath” in a 6×12 bedroom so I constantly watch. listen and lean to smaller statements which are constantly restrained or exploited based on budget and prefer a more quiet elegance and smaller footprint as their is a difference between building for profit and building something for love ?

i doubt I answered your question as I am happy that I shave with a mirror, …..even if its small : ))

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Viktor

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#4 posted 523 days ago

The purpose of cheval mirror is to see oneself from head to toe plus hat and heels. The shortest mirror to accomplish this should be 1/2 of person’s height (this will be regardless of the distance to the mirror).

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Lee Barker

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#5 posted 522 days ago

Thank you for the insights. Very helpful. I appreciate the philosophical as well as the practical responses.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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