A Basic Mirror Frame Detailed to Your Liking
Dress up a molded frame with fretwork cut from a spectacular piece of wood
Synopsis: This article offers basic construction techniques for building a mirror that can be applied to any style mirror, with or without fretwork, or even to a picture frame. You’ll also learn how to make shaped moldings, scrollwork, and fretwork to dress up any mirror. Side information presents sources for scratch-free mirror glass and explains how to order correct sizes for your frame.
Mirrors make great wedding presents. You can make them as small or as large as you like, depending on how generous you’re feeling. Mirrors don’t require a lot of material or time, either. I learned that in college, when I needed to come up with gifts and a little spending money.
After I graduated from college and was unable to find a business that wanted to make me president, I started making mirrors full time. Then other furniture projects came along, and mirrors got…