River Mirror

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Project by scrollingmom posted 04-14-2015 01:25 PM 2171 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Something new I thought I would try. They are called river mirrors and you use live edge wood as the river banks of the river. This one is made of Black Locust and the wood grain is very pretty. Don’t know if you can tell with my pictures or not.

This one is 18” wide x 38 1/2” tall at it tallest edge and is approximately 1” thick. I used Hardy board on the back to give it stability. I also put hangers on two edges so it can be hung standing up or lying down.

I used my scrollsaw to cut out the backer board where a knot was so you can see the wall instead. The mirror is finished with brush on Delta semi-gloss lacquer, and a couple of coats of wax.

Thank you for looking and appreciate you comments.


-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#1 posted 04-14-2015 02:02 PM

I really like this. It is different and cool looking. :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 04-14-2015 02:21 PM

Very well done, I like it.

-- Quality is easy to see - but hard to explain

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#3 posted 04-14-2015 03:13 PM

Very Creative, I can see many more possibilities with your idea.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#4 posted 04-14-2015 03:21 PM

Very creative. I like the natural edge as the shore!!

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

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#5 posted 04-14-2015 05:11 PM

Distinctive and definitely cool—well done!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 04-14-2015 11:06 PM

this is really cool kelly, i really like the locust wood, the whole concept is really cool…

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

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#7 posted 04-14-2015 11:48 PM

Very nice work and open up a lot of possibilities.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 04-15-2015 12:14 AM

Very beautiful Kelly! Love the grain of the wood.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#9 posted 04-15-2015 01:15 AM

Thank you everyone, I’m glad that you all enjoyed it. I sure had some fun making it.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#10 posted 04-15-2015 06:40 AM

A good idea. Lots of possibilities. A nice design too. Isn’t it fun getting a good picture of a mirror?

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#11 posted 04-15-2015 10:40 AM

Great pieces of timber for this project, Kelly! Cutting the backer board to to reveal the wall was an inspired touch. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 04-15-2015 11:04 AM

Great idea. Awesome work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#13 posted 04-15-2015 01:44 PM

Love it when people start thinking outside the box ! Great project well done.. Hope this will inspire others here to loosen up a little and get creative. I think some of the best stuff on Ljs derives from no pattern.
Interesting concept… Top marks for R I V E R M I R R O R”

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#14 posted 04-15-2015 04:04 PM

Thanks again! All of you are an inspiration to keep on going.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#15 posted 04-17-2015 06:13 PM

That is cooler than cool Kelly. Very nice. I like it a lot.

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

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