For a small project, this Chippendale mirror uses a wide range of woodworking skills, from basic design and layout to veneering and scrollwork. The piece has a visible mitered frame that sits on top of a poplar subframe. Surrounding the frame are decorative attachments made from a shop-made core veneered on both sides. A scrollsaw is used to shape the ornamental crest and ears. The piece is finished with a non-grain-raising burnt umber dye, followed by garnet shellac.

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From Fine Woodworking #185


CAD-drawn plans and a cutlist for this project are available in the Fine Woodworking store.


Woodworking Plans