Some bathroom trim

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Blog entry by Dan Lyke posted 12-02-2015 07:13 PM 1053 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Also copied over from Home Refurbers because of low traffic there….

Took me a couple of tries to get a mirror shape I liked:

A few things I learned about cutting the oval (which took me 3 tries, although one of those was unrelated to the cutting):

  • Cut from the front, not the back. I was concerned about the mirror coating peeling off when I broke the glass, but it turns out it came off just fine. Alas, it was too thick for my cutter to cut through.
  • Don’t try to clamp it into the frame.

Then i built up a frame for the mirror and routed an inset in the back:

Carved the trim

And fitted the miror:

It looks pretty good. I’ve got a bit more trim to do, and next time I’d use a different mechanism for holding the mirror in-place as I still have to clean up some of the silicone beading on the frame, but…

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-02-2015 08:24 PM

Very nice job, Dan .That is quite unique!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Kaleb the Swede

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#2 posted 12-03-2015 03:11 AM

Wow! Love the shape of that. That bathroom setup is really nice. Thanks for sharing

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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