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    2017 bedroom mirror

    as nice as the original idea was, it got a bit over complicated. so, i came up with an idea that was less so, but a bit more interesting. i set aside the proper sized boards, and made all of the preliminary cuts, and did a test layout. the fun thing about this, is that the top board will be full thickness, the 2 side boards will be about 1/8" thinner, with the bottom board being about 1/8" thinner than the sides. now, it is all over but the planing, assembling, routing the rabbet for the mirror, and finishing.
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    That's an interesting design. I like it.
    David

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    Nice design, Dan! The reveals will add a lot of interest!!
    Bill Arnold
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    got everything planed to thicknesses, and glued it up. next to be done, is the routing of the rabbet, sanding and finishing.
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    getting myself moving on this one again. routed the rabbet for the mirror, and fitted the mirror to the frame. oddly enough, it fit. next to be done, is the finish sanding, dying to match the bed, coats of shellac, and fitting the turn buttons and mounting hardware.
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    sanded, dyed, and hit it with a couple of good coats of shellac today. still have to add the turn buttons to hold the mirror in place, and the mounting hardware.
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    Nice, I like the color.
    Darren

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    today i found that i had accidentally skipped a couple of steps in my finishing. should have been sanding, dying the wood, sealing with seal coat, a coat of walnut gel stain, then shellac. i found that i had skipped the seal coat and gel stain. as the shellac sealed the dyed wood, i gave it a good sanding by hand, and added the gel stain. tomorrow will be the coats of shellac. the pic is how it looked after i sanded it, and wiped it down with a tack cloth.
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    thought i was home free with this one. got the last 2 coats of shellac on it, and a bit later i noticed a bit of a sparkle. turns out, due to the heat, and sunshine, it heated up the wood, and started out gassing, causing little bitty bubbles to form. now, its one more light sanding to get rid of the bubbles, and a light final coat of shellac.
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    sanded all of the bubbles out, and applied what will hopefully be the last coat of shellac. it is curing in a nice, dark place.
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