Teenage Grandaughter's Dream & Will You Build it "Grandpaw"

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Project by Joe posted 09-02-2019 09:56 PM 1377 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My granddaughter Jaylen wanted a framed mirror with shelves on each side to dance in front of, sit and put makeup on, and store girl stuff. This is what I came up with: sides are made out of 3/4” furniture grade plywood, Poplar shelves mounted in dato’s, 3/4” MDF mirror frame, trimmed in Poplar, put together with pocket hole screws and painted white. It’s a little over around 5’ tall. Mounted to the wall in 3 sections and then trimmed out as 1 unit.

She had a sleep over Friday night and my daughter would occasionally go in and check on them and found all 5 in one form or another looking, dancing, talking, brushing, smiling, laughing, giggling in the mirror all night. Thats teenagers for you, as for me, I still don’t know who that old bald guy is who keeps looking back in the mirror. You and I both know this project isn’t a masterpiece, but my Granddaughter thinks it is, and that’s what makes the old man happy.

Thanks for looking, Joe

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#1 posted 09-02-2019 11:36 PM

Another great project! Looks like you fulfilled all her requests. Nice job!

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#2 posted 09-03-2019 01:02 AM

Bandy build I know she enjoys the TLC her Grand Dad showed to her building her request, great job Joe.

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#3 posted 09-03-2019 01:21 AM

Good job delivering what your granddaughter wanted.

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#4 posted 09-03-2019 04:03 AM


It looks great! Isn’t it wonderful to be able to please your granddaughter with your woodworking and design skills! She’s got to treasure it, especially because grandpaw made it!


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 09-03-2019 05:30 AM

Every young lady needs one of those.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: The Big Bang: Nothing - exploded into Everything. Thanks to Nothing.

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#6 posted 09-03-2019 08:10 AM

Joe, the project is beautifully done. Congratulations on a dream fulfilled. Your grand-daughter must see you as a miracle worker. If only all of life’s dreams were as possible.

By the way, you have a wonderful shop that represents a dream come true for you.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 09-03-2019 08:27 PM

Great design. I like the white color and the contemporary look.

-- One of these days I’m going to build a dust collection system. Dusty Lungs

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#8 posted 09-04-2019 10:01 PM

Wonderful visual effect.

-- One of these days I’m going to build a dust collection system. Dusty Lungs

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