Mirror Frame #1: Narra/Kamagong mirror frame

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Blog entry by Bill Davis posted 01-01-2011 05:38 AM 3086 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Making a mirror frame for Heather’s office at Brent. Here’s her sketchup.

A shot of the assembly before finish.

Here’s the Narra outer frame with first coat of lacquer applied.

Here is the finished outer frame.

It is a work still in process. Will try to get up a finished picture soon.

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#1 posted 01-01-2011 01:46 PM

Looks like you nailed it. Nice job.

-- Marc

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#2 posted 01-02-2011 06:11 PM

Nice work

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#3 posted 01-03-2011 04:12 AM

Looking good. From what I figure, the mirror will extend up to the narra frame and the kamagong stays as inside border design. Very good finish and choice of wood. I am wondering how heavy it will be and how it will be mounted on the wall.

Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon! Kahit huli man daw ay maihahabol din.
God Bless.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 01-03-2011 10:17 AM

Several recommended the french cleat to mount the mirror. I ordered the 18” which is rated at 200 pounds.

I think the mirror glass itself is about 48 pounds. I will provide a support member from the mounting cleat to the bottom part of the frame for what I hope will provide failsafe support. The frame corners are strong as I used a mitered half lap joint. But just the same I want to be sure.

The mirror is mounted in a dado in the inside edge of the Narra frame. The Kamagong will be like an overlay so there will be mirror visible between the Narra and Kamagong. Here’s a view showing the back of the frame.

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#5 posted 01-03-2011 10:18 AM

Sorry double posted reply.

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#6 posted 01-15-2011 11:51 AM

See the final outcome in my projects.

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#7 posted 10-13-2012 12:25 PM

very nice work sir! do you mind if i could use your design as an inspiration? im currently working on a mirror frame myself, it’s 6ft wide and 3ft tall, im planning to use Tiger Kamagong (the one that is a shade of red with black lines) as frame for i made my dresser countertop from Kamagong too, i want it to look continous so i had to use the same material for the frame, i like your idea with how you overlayed your frame, im thinking of using Philippine Rosewood as a substitute (Philippine Toog).

I’ll try and post a sketch, i would really appreciate your feedbacks since im new here =)

more power to you sir!

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#8 posted 10-13-2012 12:39 PM

Bogs – You are welcome to use the design however you want. Will look forward to sketch or pictures if you can.

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