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Mirror frame of Narra and Kamagong

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Blog entry by Bill Davis posted 12-20-2010 12:38 AM 1847 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The main frame is of 3” wide Narra. The corners are mitered lap joints for strength as the mirror glass itself weighs over 40 lbs.


The ‘outer’ frame is notched to accept a 1” wide by 1/2” Kamagong (Ebony) inner frame for decorative accent.


The Kamagong inner frame has lap joints and fits together this way.

And here’s the sketch-up drawing



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#1 posted 12-20-2010 12:46 AM

Bill,

I suspect this is going to be stunning once we get to see the entire piece, with finish on it!

A great idea to reinforce/strengthen those corners with the addition of the laps to the miters.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#2 posted 12-20-2010 12:55 AM

A big question I have is how to hang it securely. Any ideas?

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#3 posted 12-20-2010 12:57 AM

I Have the finish applied – now for some wet sanding to achieve the look I want.

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#4 posted 12-20-2010 01:00 AM

I think I’d use a french cleat to hang it, if possible.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#5 posted 12-20-2010 01:10 AM

Bill, Here is a product that I have started using for hanging mirrors that is available from Woodcraft. Essentially it is an aluminum french cleat that is much thinner than a corresponding cleat made of wood.

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#6 posted 12-20-2010 01:58 AM

I like the looks of that french cleat. Wish I could get one here.

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#7 posted 12-20-2010 02:02 AM

Here’s the Narra with first coat of gloss lacquer sprayed on. Why am I always so surprised how the finish makes such a difference?

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