Mirrors Fit For A Miser

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Project by cstrang posted 11-16-2014 12:01 AM 2403 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was wondering what I was going to do about mirrors for my new house… buy them, make them, buy cheap for now then make some nice ones in the future. I was looking online one evening and my mind was instantly made up for me, I saw “free 4’x9’ sheet of mirror” looks like I’m making frames. I picked up the mirror that evening… driving very carefully. I made four frames in total, two for the upstairs bathrooms, one for the apartment bathroom and one for the front porch, all out of scrap I had around the shop. All was going well until I started to cut the mirror, 3 out of 4 pieces came out perfect, the one for our main bathroom decided to split when I tried to crack it along the score line. I looked online again for another freebie to no avail and I was about to order a mirror to fit the frame but then my mirror prayers were answered while driving down the road on bulk garbage day… Yep, I turned into the guy taking something from the bulk garbage pile in front of your house lol. Got the mirror home, cut it to fit and presto! Free mirrors for the house!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#1 posted 11-16-2014 12:10 AM

Nothing like free stuff!!

Nice job, Chris!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 11-16-2014 12:14 AM

Chris, those are very nice looking frames. I especially like the first one with the copper hooks. Free is always good and recycling is even better.

-- Art

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#3 posted 11-16-2014 12:44 AM

awesome,i love to see old stuff being reused!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain

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#4 posted 11-16-2014 01:47 AM

great score chris, nothing like finding what your needing for free, i like the big one with the coat hangers, makes me think i should do something like this for the wall by my front door…your place will look might fine by the time your done….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 11-16-2014 03:52 AM

Very nice indeed Chris.
All of them came out great.
I too found a large mirror waiting for the trash man and brought it home for framing.
“One man’s trash…..”

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#6 posted 11-16-2014 12:39 PM

Beautiful recycle.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#7 posted 11-16-2014 12:41 PM

Free and more importantly very nice looking ones too. Great work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 11-16-2014 06:17 PM

Awesome. You would have spent a few hundred bucks minimum even if you bought them all at Target. They look great. You’re not a miser you’re smart.

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#9 posted 11-16-2014 07:37 PM

well done you! The copper hooks are awesome. the frames even better!

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#10 posted 11-16-2014 08:50 PM

I have to say I would advise anyone cutting glass to buy a good diamond glasscutter with an oil filled head.I really makes all the difference and they are not really expensive.I would never try the old woolworths one I inherited, which kep breaking glass when you tried to seperate the two pieces .I feel sure we have all been there.LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#11 posted 12-01-2014 12:24 AM

Good one CS. I did just the same thing. Even matched it with the bedroom furniture.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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