Sellers Home Mirror Frame: Episode 1
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In this opening episode, Paul repurposes a discarded wardrobe door to upcycle it into a mirror frame. Any core wood will do, including softwoods. It is important to ensure the components are twist-free; otherwise the mirror can be twisted when done. Paul chose mortise and tenon construction for the superlative strength it gives to the end product. When laying out, Paul uses some very unusual methods rather than traditional ones. The construction is quick and effective, but the outcome is a subframe that’s fully refined in order to support the outer edge trim pieces of solid oak and, ultimately, an outer facing of oak and walnut in a decorative beauty.
Well, oopsy. 2-1/4 + 1/8 = 2-3/8”. This is a perfect illustration why using metric can help to avoid these kind of errors adding and subtracting fractions. Here in America, mention metric and it terrorizes people. The big box stores don’t even carry metric tape measures anymore.
Towards the end, it appears there was a shoulder on a rail that was off, and Paul moved it maybe a 32nd”. Nice to see that correction, as I have done that more times than I care to admit. Presumably the shoulder on the other rail was also moved to keep it all square. I really appreciate you showing that.
Thanks Paul. My favorite tool for getting the severed bits out of a mortise is my bird cage awl. I find lots of uses for it. Also good for picking any debris out of where two edges of wood meet such as in the tenon corner or bottom of dovetails.
Thanks a lot.
Aren’t you going to incorporate staggered shoulders somewhere. It would be very helpful to get that knowledge.
He covered them in past videos. Dont remember the project but he made it real clear how to do it.