Floor Standing Mirror

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Project by Snoop posted 05-25-2009 09:44 PM 1984 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my first big woodworking project – a floor standing mirror for my beautiful wife. I stressed over this project because I knew she would be looking at it everyday and I really wanted her to like it. There were a lot of “firsts” for me on this project which made it a good challenge. I learned a lot, had a good time, and look forward to more projects. A few of the details:
- Walnut 8/4 stock milled to 1.5”T x 5.5”W
- Mortise and Tenon joinery
- Outside dimensions: 32” x 64.5”
- Double rabbet on the backside with 1/4” mirror and 1/4” plywood cover.
- Finish: 1 coat of Seal-A-Cell Clear, followed by 4 coats of Arm-R-Seal Semi Gloss

Thanks to those who helped out with my questions along the way and I appreciate any feedback.

-- "Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can't, you're right."

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#1 posted 05-25-2009 10:09 PM

Nice project. You picked some beautiful wood to frame the mirror with. Finish looks good to me. Hang’er up.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 05-25-2009 10:12 PM

This looks pretty darn Pretty. A very nice mirror with beautiful wood


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#3 posted 05-25-2009 10:30 PM

Very nice. My only suggestion is to post some pics of the work progress, showing your jointery for the rest of us new woodworkers. I am learning the craft also, so I like to see the project in progress. The one problem with looking at other folks projects is the list of things my wife would like me to build keeps growing….LOL

-- Retired from Active Duty

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#4 posted 05-25-2009 10:42 PM

Beautiful choice of wood and finish. Looks like it fits well into the room decor.

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

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#5 posted 05-25-2009 10:54 PM

Very nice!

It looks heavy.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 05-26-2009 01:08 AM

Nice joinery… Your wife will love it for years to come…


-- Happy and safe woodworking, [email protected]

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#7 posted 05-26-2009 01:34 AM


You had me going there for a minute …. I was looking at the mirror on the wall (in the reflection …) in the background thinking that was the mirror you were referring too!

Good looking project, never stress over a project, it is what it is … and she’ll like it no matter what!

Heck, you made it yourself!


-- " .... For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.”

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Derrek LeRouax

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#8 posted 05-26-2009 03:54 AM

Very good looking mirror!!

I agree with “woodsoldier”, in that progress photos and/or “how-tos” would be a GREAT help. My wife saw this and immediately found a place for one in our bathroom!

-- Derrek L.

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