Fretwork Mirror

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Project by scrollingmom posted 04-24-2012 10:36 PM 2158 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece of wood is Locust, it was a scrap piece that was given to me. I aquire alot of my wood that way. It has such great pink and gold color. The piece of wood was fairly thin, but I thought it would be good for a live edge mirror. It had some areas that I had to fill, but I think it turned out definately one of a kind. It had a cool loop at the top for hanging, so I didn’t put a hanger on the back.

I had the mirror cut so that it covered all of the fretwork as well as the opening. The entire project is 38” x 9 1/2” x 1/2. The mirror opening is 11×6 1/2”. The mirror opening was made by following the grain, so it is not by any means symetrical. The finish is wax.

If you are interested in purchasing this piece, or something similar, you Can Visit My Etsy Store

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 04-24-2012 10:42 PM

It really is beautiful and interesting, Kelly! Wonderful piece! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 04-24-2012 11:15 PM

Good looking mirror! Nice details…..............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 04-25-2012 12:01 AM

Very nice work once again. I really like your natural pieces and the way you incorporate scrolling into them. Well done!

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Mark A. DeCou

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#4 posted 04-25-2012 01:48 AM

very cool!

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#5 posted 04-25-2012 03:10 AM

love it looks grate

-- Nimkee** Joe

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 04-25-2012 12:40 PM

Beautiful job, Kelly….....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Mark A. DeCou

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#7 posted 08-07-2012 09:18 PM

I had the joy of watching the buyer of this piece study it for awhile, walk away for a little bit, then come back and take it off the wall. Then, I had the joy of ringing it up on the cash register at the PP gallery in CWF. Congrats for it finding a good home! I think you will do well with this concept, the mirror is something we can all find a place for when we spot something we really like. This piece is unique, well built, and I think others will also enjoy buying something similar to it in the future.
well done,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#8 posted 11-09-2012 04:08 PM

Very nice !

-- R.S.Bretz, Pa.

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#9 posted 10-16-2017 02:03 PM

This is a beautiful mirror and the wood is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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