Poplar and Laburnum Mirror

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    I used the joints from Paul’s mirror project a little while back to make this mirror out of tulip poplar and some laburnum from my parents garden. Was great to put some of Paul’s teaching into practice as up until now I’d only used his saw sharpening tutorial to get an old rip saw working.

    I enjoyed working with the poplar, I’d never used it before and it proved much easier to work than other woods I’ve used recently. I’ve been making my life difficult by using old scaffolding boards to make a table!

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    Matt McGrane


    I like both projects. The live-edge aspect of the mirror’s bottom rail is a great touch. Looks like you’ve been studying some of Schwarz staked furniture books for the other table.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/



    Great job, nice looking projects I agree with Matt, Chris Swartz’s ( sp ) does some nice work also.


    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US



    Thanks guy’s you’ve guessed right with the Schwartz table, design is from the anarchists design book but is a different size. I used some dimensions from an old children’s sized table to make it the right size to be used as a classroom table for children under 11, so the table is a lot lower than normal.

    The inspiration for the waney edge at the bottom of the mirror came from Philip Koomen, a maker local to me who does incredible work http://www.philipkoomen.co.uk/

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