Frame for a mirror


My neighbour was asked to make a frame for a client’s mirror. He subbed the job to me due to time restrictions so I actually got paid for this. It’s very hard to photograph a mirror, well for me anyway, sorry for the quality.

I have no idea what kind of wood this is. It was given to me by another neighbour and was once his built in Entertainment cabinet. It had a strange plastic-y film that looked like oak but it is most definitely not oak.

The finish is linseed oil.

Through tenons and a rabbet in the back for the glass, there is a 4mm hardboard back screwed on. In case they ever want to take the mirror out.

A simple design for a very busy mirror.

-- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)

Good build Wolf

woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

I have to say that if I didn’t know it was the client’s Nan’s old mirror, I’d hate it. I like that they want to save it for posterity. It’s still not anything close to something I would hang on my wall, if it wasn’t me Nan’s.

-- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)

Looks great. You shouldn’t pooh pooh it. I’d put that in my home in a heartbeat and I’m a very picky fellow. Different is good, for sure.

Losing fingers since 1969

it’s lovely, just not my taste. did i mention i got paid ?

-- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)

I can’t tell what wood it is.
It looks like a frontal picture but you are not in it.

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

I’m actually very, very small :) Actually, as they say in magic, it’s all done with mirrors and the wonderful world of angles.

-- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)

Nice work for something so dear to ones heart.