Cherry Hall Mirror

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Project by Greg Wurst posted 06-28-2009 12:12 AM 2213 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s another mirror in my “journey in wood”. After an oak and sapele mirror this one is cherry. I built it for my sister as a house warming gift. I’m working on a walnut one for my mother currently.

The finish is a Minwax Cherrywood gel stain. This was my first time using a gel stain. It worked, but I’m not sure how much I care for gel stains. They just sit on the wood and don’t really dry very well. They do help to alleviate blotchiness and differences between heart and sapwood. I then sprayed it with 4 coats of Minwax high-gloss polyurethane before rubbing-out the finish with Johnson’s paste wax and 0000 steel wool.

These mirrors look nice and aren’t too hard to build. I get a lot of people interested in having me make one for them. The design isn’t mine, so I’d have to come-up with some variation if I decided to sell any.

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 06-28-2009 02:10 AM

Greg, this mirror has a nice design to it and you did a good job on the cherry as well. This mirror has clean lines and the beveled edges and arches add just enough detail without overwhelming the look of the piece.

Nice job.

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#2 posted 06-28-2009 02:10 AM

Looks good Greg. I like the style of this one. This is something that is on my “to do” list. Was wondering about the back, does the peg board hold the mirror in place?

-- Rick

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#3 posted 06-28-2009 02:18 AM

The pegboard holds the mirror in place just fine. I normally use solid hardboard, but I needed a 2’x4’ piece that would fit in the CUV and all they had was pegboard at Lowe’s. If I had my truck I would have gotten a 4’x8’ sheet of 1/8” hardboard; but the pegboard worked fine and had holes nicely spaced for the screws. :)

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#4 posted 06-28-2009 05:19 AM

Hey Greg
Great mirror well done


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