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Forum topic by LeeRoyMan posted 01-31-2021 09:33 PM 623 views 0 times favorited 26 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LeeRoyMan

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01-31-2021 09:33 PM

Client needs a mirror frame. Quick, down and dirty, so one would think.
Size just happens to be 153” x 60” and it has to go up and elevator and through some small hallways.
Here is the Frame detail:

So I am making it to go up in pieces and will put together on site.
Picked up some 4/4 Walnut 14” wide x 14’ long

Everything else is straight forward. Rip to width.
Cut the build up pieces parts to glue to the frame.

Then make some cove stops to hold the mirror in. I cut some 1/2” x 1/2” strips.
Here’s a small tip to cut the cove. I put a fence on the router table. then I cut a 1/2” x 1/2” rabbet out to make a tunnel over the router bit. Then just push the trim through the tunnel and out comes the finished piece.

After mitering the corners I decided to use biscuits and draw bolts to fasten them together.

Next is to flip the frame over and detail the front. Then take apart and finish.
More to come when finished.


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#1 posted 01-31-2021 09:46 PM

Turned out nice…

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#2 posted 01-31-2021 10:14 PM

(1) Beautiful result!
(2) I like the idea of biscuits and drawbolts. Are you going to use glue for the final assembly?
(3) From your detailed drawing, it looks like the glass will be glued to the wall. Will you then attach the frame to the wall with glue?

-- Jeffrey

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#3 posted 01-31-2021 10:36 PM

Looks great. I like your tunnel trick for the molding. I’ve always cut the profile on the edge of a board and cut it off to get strips. Your way looks like a better choice.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#4 posted 02-01-2021 12:52 AM

Cool idea with the draw bolts.
Looking forward to more!

-- “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” – Plato

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#5 posted 02-01-2021 12:56 AM

Outstanding LeRoy! Really nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 02-01-2021 01:18 AM

That’s a huge mirror, you were fortunate to get the required timber.
Great result!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#7 posted 02-01-2021 01:32 AM

Looks great. Nice find on the walnut all in sequence.

-- Aj

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#8 posted 02-01-2021 01:37 AM

Great idea on the draw bolts. Nice work.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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LeeRoyMan

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#9 posted 02-01-2021 02:24 AM

Thank You All

menuisierJC Yes, I will glue the joints on site and will use Locktite 3x panel adhesive to mount the Frame

Rich I usually do it the same way as you, but lack of planning left me with cut offs to use for the trim….

I got lucky on the wood. Right place at the right time sort of deal.

I was going to use Maxifix fittings,
I even ordered some, but they wouldn’t get here until the 4th so I used what was on hand (draw bolts)

Thanks for looking and commenting…

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#10 posted 02-01-2021 03:26 AM

Looks great. I can’t even find walnut that long where i live.

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LeeRoyMan

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#11 posted 02-01-2021 03:44 AM



Looks great. I can’t even find walnut that long where i live.

- SMP

It actually came from Peterman’s in Fontana, CA
Paid 9.00 a bdft

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LeeRoyMan

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#12 posted 02-06-2021 06:29 PM

Got it put up the other day. Monday I will remove the high tech clamping system.
Seams weren’t the best, for in field seams, but at least they were tight.

Plugs are going to be changed to brown and I am going to make plate covers that match the frame.

Can’t wait to see the mirror guys bring the mirror up the elevator…...

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LeeRoyMan

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#13 posted 02-22-2021 02:38 AM

Mirror was put in Friday.

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#14 posted 02-22-2021 03:41 AM

Looks awesome, LeeRoy. Just what I’d expect from you.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#15 posted 02-22-2021 03:49 AM

The photos don’t do it or your craftsmanship justice.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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