Cherry and Maple Mirror.

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Project by Dusty posted 12-02-2007 06:38 AM 2155 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This mirror is a plan I had found and modified. I paired this up with the Maple and Cherry Sofa Table.

The mirror is built with cherry and maple.

I used half lap dado’s to create the lattice inter frame.

The joints are made from solid maple plugs .

The cherry is finished in natural tone finish. Hand rubbed.

There is 8 top coats, hand sanded and applied with cheese cloth.

-- Dusty

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#1 posted 12-02-2007 01:13 PM

how wonderful!!

Love the lines in it and how it goes with the table.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 12-02-2007 02:10 PM

Looks nice.

-- Make Woodworking Great Again!

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#3 posted 12-02-2007 05:16 PM


That was my plan all along was to build two matching pieces so both would compliment each other.

This way I wouldn’t have to bury that sofa table and its top, which I find very interesting.

I think if this piece was behind some sofa you would not only be unable to see the maple inlays you would miss a lot of the beauty of the piece as a whole.

-- Dusty

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#4 posted 12-02-2007 06:24 PM

Nice contrast, again, Dusty.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 12-31-2007 01:33 PM

Nice combination of maple and cherry.

-- Jiri

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#6 posted 12-31-2007 01:59 PM

That’s a mighty fine mirror.

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#7 posted 12-31-2007 06:39 PM

jiri, rikkor,

Thank you for your kind comments.

Some times the simplest designs or projects turn out to be some of the the nicest projects we make.

I enjoyed building this project and found the cherry and maple inlays ( which I don’t use a lot) added to this and the sofa table pictured below to work well.

The half laps used in the mirror were a good learning experience learning how to make with only 1/4 thickness.

Not a lot of room for error, and easy to break when cutting them.

I am referring to the grid work of course.

-- Dusty

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