Mirror Frame

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Project by Quietflyer posted 04-29-2013 11:53 PM 3986 views 7 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A walnut and curly maple picture frame I made. I got the mirror from a local glass shop’s “clearance” area for 50% off. Great deal for a beveled mirror! The design is based largely on this project by Casper.

It’s finished with two coats of my new favourite finish, Livos. I love the satin finish it gives.

I had some trouble with tearout on the curly maple on the planer (really, I should have known better and used a hand plane, but I got lazy), so that’s a lesson learned. This was also my first time doing keys in the corners of the frame. I had to turn my table saw so it was parallel to the floor joists above, so I would just barely have enough clearance to run it across the blade!

It was a fun project though, and I’m reasonably happy with the result.

Finally a project for myself! ;)

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#1 posted 05-02-2013 02:53 PM

Simple but elegant mirror frame! Beautiful choice of contrasting colors of wood. It enhances the beauty of the room.

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#2 posted 06-04-2017 03:49 PM

amazing mirror! any chacnce you can you explain a bit more how you made the keys? is this the same concept as a box spline? i have seen a box spline “jig” which looks like a v shaped ‘box’ that you stick the corner of the box in, and there is a slot at the bottom of the “v” that lets you cut a dado in the corner of the box.. is that basically the concept here? (and that piece of maple i can see in the corner is actually a large triangle spline) ? thanks for explaining!!

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