Mirror Frame

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Blog series by HappyHowie updated 08-24-2016 08:55 PM 3 parts 3670 reads 1 comment total

Part 1: Grooves and Tongues...

08-21-2016 06:37 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

Finally, I am getting around to making this matching mirror frame for Kayln’s bedroom. This frame matches the eight drawer dresser and the two nightstands I made for her this past year and this last Spring. This frame, like the other pieces, are made from primarily hard maple and accents with cherry hardwood. Yesterday I milled the lumber and ripped them to length and widths. Today I finished cutting the grooves and then began cutting the tongues that will fit into those groove...

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Part 2: Decided to Finish Before Assembly

08-22-2016 03:10 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

Today I sanded the parts thoroughly. The orbit sander worked well on the flat surfaces. For the coved curves I cut a 1 inch dowel the length of my sand paper. I started at 60 grit since my cherry burned a lot. Then I worked up to 150 grit. I applied natural Danish Oil to the cherry. ARM-R-Seal was ragged on the maple parts. I applied two coats to every part. I made sure not to touch within the grooves and the tongues. I will next glue and clamp these parts, but that will be work f...

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Part 3: Mirror Fitted Backboard Added for Strength..

08-24-2016 08:55 PM by HappyHowie | 1 comment »

Hand chisels were used to fit the 24” by 36” mirror into the rabbets I cut into the back of the frame. Fits… I decided to add 1/4” Baltic Birch plywood panel to the frame’s back in order to strengthen the frame. The mirror I bought was 1/4” thick and a bit heavy. I doubt the frame itself would have been strong enough to hold mirror. With the plywood panel screwed into the frame along with a cardboard backing between the panel and the mirror...

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