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My niece is a Harry Potter super fan.

When she got engaged a few years ago, my sister brought over a yard sale sliding mirror closet door and asked if I could make a frame for it- not just any frame, the Mirror of Erised from the movie.

It is clearly a movie prop and not necessarily the exact style that would be worthy of a real mirror of this type. I offered to make true Roman columns, but she wanted the movie prop.

I made this with my offall materials and only spent any money when it came time to do the finish.

It took only three weekends to complete and was still a little smelly when it arrived at the reception.

The entire reception hall was decorated like the Hogwarts great hall complete with floating candles.

In the second pic, I am just completing the last two sections of the right side capital.
This was a lot of fun and I procrastinated posting this project far too long.

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Awesome piece!

Beautiful!

Thank you!
 

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You did an amazing job on this project! I don't know much about Harry Potter but I have seen a number of movie props that would be worthy of reproduction. One that comes to mind is the staff of Gandalf from LOTR… I've always wanted to carve that one!!!!
 

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That is INSANE! Great job!
 

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That is a nice looking staff… but what would you do with it?
 

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Beautiful mirror frame and I'm sure you have a very happy niece!
Great build and beautiful detail.
Congrats
Jon
 

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At my age, a walking stick could be a good thing!
I think a lot of it is proving to myself that I could carve something like that. It would make a great finial for ladderback chairs or an art nouveau style display cabinet… I won't know until I do it!
 

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The staff of "Gandalf the Grey" might be easier than the staff of "Gandalf the White" - it was a piece of driftwood.
;-)
 

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wow that was a lot of work you got a lucky niece with a very nice uncle.you did an incredible job on that.
 

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Thank you for your kind comments.
My niece loves the mirror and has it in her small apartment.

She works at the Medieval Times Dinner Theater in Scottsdale where knights joust on horseback while you eat and everyone is in period costume. It's a perfect fit for her.
 

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WOW! The mirror really works! That second picture is showing the workshop of my dreams complete with two House Elf assistants. LOL

Great job, thanks for sharing.
 

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Now, if only the workshop were clear of all that clutter!

WOW! The mirror really works! That second picture is showing the workshop of my dreams complete with two House Elf assistants. LOL

Great job, thanks for sharing.

- leafherder
 

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Amazing work on that mirror frame - beautiful!

Claude
 

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WOW!!! That's just really awesome work..
 

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The staff of "Gandalf the Grey" might be easier than the staff of "Gandalf the White" - it was a piece of driftwood.
;-)

- DS
Don't forget! I have a Sidewinder (rotary CNC machine) and I'm willing to try just about anything!
 

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Fantastic!
 

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This is awesome!! Do you commission these? I would send a DM, but the site doesn't allow me to until my 5th post.
 

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I am not currently taking commissions, but I have in the past.
Thank you for your interest.
 
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