Mirror Frame

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Project by HappyHowie posted 08-24-2016 09:02 PM 1130 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After returning from delivering two nightstands I made this Spring for my granddaughter Kayln, I had enough materials left in the shop to build a matching mirror frame. It took only a few days in a hot shop to build. I guess those were a few mornings of building instead of working during the hot afternoons.

This project matches the eight drawer dresser and the two nightstands I had built for this granddaughter. Those projects are posted in my projects section. They should be easily to recognize since they appear with the same style of maple with cherry drawers.

This mirror frame will complete my planned projects for her.

I added a 1/4 inch baltic birch plywood panel to give this frame some added strength. The mirror I bought is 1/4” thick. It is heavy. I decided the back panel would be needed to hold up the frame over time and use. dimensions are approximately 46 inches tall by 28 inches wide.

-- --- Happy Howie

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#1 posted 08-24-2016 10:16 PM

very nice looking mirror and frame. That’s alotta love for all the stuff on the build list! :)

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#2 posted 08-25-2016 12:48 AM

I was happy to make these items for this granddaughter and indirectly for my son.

I am trying to arrange new projects for the other grandchildren.

One other granddaughter for which I made a yellow pine blanket chest is Little Lola. She was surprised with my gift. At four years old, she calls it her “treasure chest”. It is more of a toy chest for now, at her young age.

Making these things has been fun, fulfilling for me. They have been made with hopes that they will last through their lifetime and maybe another generation to come. I sign each project with a special message. I hope they notice how much they are loved, not by just this gift, but every day’s interaction with them.

-- --- Happy Howie

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#3 posted 08-25-2016 08:47 AM

I like that top part of the frame. It’s all but usual mirror frame. Both woods match real good.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 08-25-2016 04:57 PM

Thanks Ivan… I decided to add photos here in my comments from the matching eight drawer dresser and twin nightstands that I made earlier. This way other woodworkers reading this project post do not have to change views to the project posts I made much earlier. With those photos here in this comment, it should be easier for others to see how this bedroom set matches each other.

Maybe I should build a bed’s head and foot board to this set. Later…

Matching 8 drawer dresser…

Matching twin nightstands, I decided on cherry hardwood tops for them since I had plenty of cherry instead of hard maple in my lumber rack.

-- --- Happy Howie

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#5 posted 08-27-2016 01:53 AM

Nice job!

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#6 posted 08-27-2016 11:21 PM


-- --- Happy Howie

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