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    White oak hall mirror

    Don't know why, but I decided to make a hall/entryway mirror, coat catcher. I guess the inspiration was a couple of 12x12 mirrors I found when I was digging for something else. The oak is some I cut off the property. Still trying to decide about what hooks to use for the bottom. I've got it sanded down and ready to finish. It's not glued up yet, I think the finishing will be easier apart.
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    That's going to look great when you put some finish on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    That's going to look great when you put some finish on it.
    Ditto this. ^^^
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    Looking darn good!! Can't wait to see it finished and on the wall!
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    I'm with Royall.

    That should look great on the wall. It is the kind of thing that you can enjoy and live with for many, many years.

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    Looking forward to seeing it finished
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    Mirror mirror on the wall
    Sure to be complimented by one and all

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    Very nice John, this is an item i think many of the guys making crafts and selling them could well look at as a product that is desirable and I believe could sell well.

    What sort of finish you going to go with?

    I think some nice turned oak round pegs would go well. Something like below but oak to match or go with a dark wood for contrast.


    cheers

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    Thanks Guys.

    I've got it finished and drying in the clamps. I'll get a few pics and post later today. The finish I used was dye, gel stain, and lacquer for the top coat.

    Rob, I thought about using pegs, but I've decided to look for some "mission" coat hooks. After I started making this I thought the same about selling a few. I think they would batch out well. I've got 1.20 in the glass, .75 in the hanging hardware. I cut the wood, so the cost is easy less than .25 bd/ft and I used about 5 bd/ft (1x8x8). I haven't found the hooks yet so I don't know that cost. I don't know the finish cost, but I wouldn't think it's over 5.00. Just guessing, I've got between 10 and 15 bucks in it.

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    Here it is finished and in it's new home. I still need to clean the glass

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