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I got this idea/design from another project on LJs (http://lumberjocks.com/followyourheart/blog/19359) and added my own little tweaks. I only used three, but wider, back boards (as opposed to four on the other project), I turned the mirror so it was square, and didn't cut any dados; I felt the small shelf was plenty sturdy without them. I also added a few wrought iron nails (seen in picture 3) for decoration only. They couldn't even hold a feather, so screws were used to attach the cross bar and shelf to the back boards (picture 5). Today, my girlfriend and I finished it out by making and mounting the rabbeted frame for the mirror and putting the wire on the back for installation. It's being donated to a Chinese auction our small town is holding. Critiques welcome… thanks for looking!

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Nice save

A great design

Jamie
 

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Nice job, Tyler. I love recycling ! It gives material NEW LIFE…................Jim
 

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Hi Tyler (and girlfriend)
It's nice to see I've inspired someone. I like your wrought iron nails, they add a special touch to the barn board.
 
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