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    Beveled mirror for Bathroom cabinet

    I have a friend of mine who just bought a house and needs a cabinet in his bathroom and I now have my first commission

    I basically told him he pays for the materials and then after it is done whatever he want to pay me will be fine.

    The question I have is I want to put a mirror on the front door, where is the best place to get these?
    I made a shop cabinet that worked out very well and I plan on doing something similar but instead of 1/4 ply for the door I will use the mirror.

    Your help would be appreciated
    Thanks
    Dan
    Dan Thibert
    Leominster MA

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    Any glass shop will be able to get you mirror. Depending on the size of the mirror and the size of the bezel will determine your cost. Look for a larger shop, they will have more material on hand, likely do the beveling themselves, and there for pass on the savings of a middle man to you.
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    Mike's got it. I get my mirror at the glass shop in town. Be prepared for sticker shock on the beveled vs. non-beveled edges. When I saw the price I skipped the bevel and went with a more ornate inner edge on the frame but, I was the one paying ;-)
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    No kidding on the sticker shock
    I just made a few calls and I can get a regular mirror for about $15 and if I go with a bevel add $50

    I think I will talk my friend into a standard mirror and I will make the door more interesting.


    Thanks
    Dan
    Dan Thibert
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    Hey Dan, nothing to add on the mirror thing, but I wanted to congratulate you on your first commission
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    Before you run off to the glass shop and have one custom made, check the local WalMart and see what they have that you can just take the cheap frame off of. I've heard several people say this can be quite a bit cheaper.

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    Thanks Kirk I actually thought of that, but then quickly forgot about it

    Senior moment

    Thanks
    Dan
    Dan Thibert
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Hey Dan, nothing to add on the mirror thing, but I wanted to congratulate you on your first commission
    Ditto!
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    Thanks for the congratulations
    Maybe I will be able to buy another tool to add to the collection when this is done
    Dan Thibert
    Leominster MA

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    congrats on the first commission! i remember my first one, when he asked what i would charge him for labor, i asked him how much he had
    then i told him 30% of materials (i'll go higher than that next time)
    if it were me, i would build a frame for the door, route a rabbet deep enough for the mirror and a 1/4" plywood backer. then you could go nuts with the details. say, three flutes down the long sides with glued on rosettes in each corner. the only limit is imagination.
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