framed mirror for my sister

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Project by exslidder posted 02-27-2019 01:46 AM 1145 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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this is a live edge walnut mirror that i made for my sister. She had a special spot she wanted to fill so i feel honored that she chose something I made.
These frames are always a challenge as the sides are all different widths. none of the corners are a 45 degree so you have to stack them on top of each other and mark inside and outside corners to get your mitres. A digital angle gauge is a must to make thise.

i see the picture is turned a quarter turn. any help to fix it will be appreciated.

thanks for looking

-- No dust on the floor....No money in the bank

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#1 posted 02-27-2019 02:30 AM

Nice job – mitering live edges is tricky. Looks like you did it perfectly!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 02-27-2019 02:42 AM

Sharp looking. Love the live edge !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#3 posted 02-27-2019 11:19 AM

Turned out great!

Any special secret to keeping the live edge from falling off?

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#4 posted 02-27-2019 11:31 AM

Ive not had many issues with the bark falling off. I’ve read that if the tree is cut down in the winter the bark will stay on. these trees were taken down in march. This is a fun project .

-- No dust on the floor....No money in the bank

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#5 posted 02-27-2019 12:51 PM

Really beautiful mirror and does look challenging to get those corners to match up. The bark inclusion looks great too!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#6 posted 02-27-2019 03:12 PM

great look with the live edge,i like the bark left on many say it will always fall off but ive done many with no problem.nice work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 02-27-2019 08:33 PM

Take your photos with your phone held in a horizontal position and you’re good to go.

Love the mirror frame. I can’t remember seeing one with a live edge before, but I it sure looks great.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 02-28-2019 03:46 AM

Very Nice Project & Well Done!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#9 posted 02-28-2019 10:40 PM

I have a Lion picture frame cutter. I’m thinking if you could keep the surface frame down to 1/4” you could get an incredibly tight corner fit!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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