This is an episode in a paid series. Want to watch it? You just need to sign up as a paid member, and you can enjoy this video and many other videos we think you will love.
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.