Arts And Crafts Mirror From The Past

Here’s a bit of woodworking from the past – it is a Mission style or Arts and Crafts mirror that I did about two years ago. It’s 4 feet long and 16 inches high and made out of Red Oak with a light stain and finish:

Arts And Crafts Mirror

What I enjoyed about this project was the joinery and the curved top. The joinery was a bit of a challenge because it used lap joints that were different on the top than on the bottom and I had to compensate for the rabbet where the mirror would sit. The curved top, of course, had to perfect. If not, it would be very noticeable against the mirror.

The mirror hangs above a bench in our entrance hallway which I believe it matches quite well:

Arts And Crafts Mirror

Since the mirror is located at our front entrance it is very handy when entering or exiting the house. It’s great for straightening your hat, fixing your hair, etc., all those things that mirrors are good for. 😉

No, I did not build the bench though every time I walk by it I wish I had. Maybe someday when the To-Do list is cleared I’ll make one. 🙂

Back to the shop…

2 replies on “Arts And Crafts Mirror From The Past“

  • Ed

    Keep them coming. I really enjoy them, and look forward to them.
    And, I’m not just saying that because I happen to be your father. I know you
    have always enjoyed woodwork, but never really got to know your work.
    This site is giving me the opportunity to do that.

  • admin

    Yeah, that’s the real reason why you’re saying it… 🙂 Seriously, thanks, I appreciate it.

    One of the reasons for starting this blog was so that I could share this with you … 🙂


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