Standing mirror anniversary gift

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Project by maxomatic posted 10-04-2011 03:22 PM 2219 views 12 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An anniversary gift for my wife, our 8th. This is my own design, I kind of made it up as i went. Walnut and maple, I happened upon a nice piece of curly maple hiding in the back of the rack at lowe’s. Finished with 4 coats of enduro var.

-- I cut it three times and it's STILL too short!

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#1 posted 10-04-2011 04:17 PM

Very beautiful piece! love the design.

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#2 posted 10-04-2011 05:24 PM

really nice i love it

-- Eddie N.Barnes

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#3 posted 10-04-2011 08:05 PM

You design stands out. Curly maple at Lowes? What Lowes around here did you buy the curly maple?. I live in Palmer. My wife wants me to make a fullsize mirror for the bedroom. Do you mind if I try and make one similiar to your design?

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#4 posted 10-04-2011 08:26 PM

thanks guys! amgineer – it was at the lowes in Ware (for LJs not from this area, no, that is not a joke), just one piece stuck in with the maple 1×8s. I felt like i was sneaking out, hoping some savvy checkout person wouldn’t spot my treasure and try to charge me more. It was probably a fluke. I’d be flattered if you borrowed the design, but to be fair I should say that if I were to do it again, I’d try to make it more stable laterally, perhaps a brace near the top of the legs, behind the pivot point.

-- I cut it three times and it's STILL too short!

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#5 posted 10-04-2011 09:54 PM

Great design I really dig these kind of mirrors..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#6 posted 10-05-2011 02:42 AM

Very nice, I love the design.

-- "If a man is alone in the forrest with no woman to hear him. Is he still Wrong?"

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#7 posted 10-05-2011 03:04 AM

very creative…..good job

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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