This Do-it-yourself projects category features a collection of DIY woodworking plans to build many types of mirrors from woodworking related web sites. The woodworkers construction information found on these sites range in quantity and quality. Similarily listed products will allow you to compare prices from different online woodworking supply retailers.
Here is a design our founding fathers would have felt right at home with. They developed what came to be known as the Federal style by updating certain Greek and Roman styles to suit their enlightened ways of thinking. In turn, we have come up with an enlightened approach to this project that will spare you frustration as well as save you some time.
Construct this mirror in a week-end, then enjoy it for a lifetime thanks to its ultra-sturdy mitered half-lap joinery and timeless styling. To aid in the construction we have include the plan for a rail routing jig for creating the mitered-half lap corners.
Check your appearance as you collect your keys, gloves, and coat at this entryway piece. Instructions for using glass, mirrors, or solid raised panels allow you customize the project to match the decor of your home. Decorative, functional and customizable... a great accent for your home. Inside are step-by step instructions, dimensioned illustrations, full sized patterns and how-to photos. Also included is a cutting diagram, a cut list and a buyers guide for supplies. Special features include: Easily customizable. Select finishing and panel options as desired.; Interlocking flush-mount Hangman hanger system provides rock-solid mounting.; Build your routing skills with the sturdy cope and stile router joinery.
Norm takes on the challenging project of building a giltwood framed mirror. Building the frame was the easy part. The challenge lay in the application of the gold leaf so that the wood frame looked like gold. The plan provided several different formulas for the adhesive used to stick the gold leaf. View the Larger Image Slideshow to see the actual paper plan you are buying.
The original mirror frame that serves as the inspiration for this project hangs in a house named Scotchtown, located in the present-day town of Beaverdam, Virginia. We can guarantee that this project will reflect your careful craftsmanship.
Talk about luck! When I was researching the article on furniture maker Thomas Moser for the August 1998 issue, I casually mentioned to him that we are always looking for great project designs. To my surprise, an hour or so later, he handed me shop drawings for this and several other beautifully designed Shaker pieces.
Fine trim and corner pins accent this traditional cherry frame. Here is a project that requires only a couple of evenings effort but will look like it took many more. You will learn how to simply form and attach the narrow trim and to pin the half-lap joints at the frames corners. This project requires limited investment in stock, too.
This plan includes three distinctive styles of full-length mirrors which share the same simple construction, so no matter which one you choose, you will have it out of the shop and on the wall in record time. The first has a fluted detail, next is the classic oak style, and third is the Shaker style. We will also show you how to resize your parts for a different size mirror.
The plan says: In a change of pace, Norm shows how to build picture and mirror frames, emphasizing tools and clamps designed specifically for this purpose. Norm uses a mitre box and a table saw outfitted with a jig to cut frames and demonstrates a variety of techniques to fasten corners.
Now here is a mirror with a stand-up design that needs a closer look. Clean lines, mortise and tenon construction with wedges. A project that will truly reflect your craftsmanship. Building the mirror stand is easy, deciding who gets the completed project will be more difficult.
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