Arts and Crafts Mirror

I have been building our bedroom furniture of the Arts & Crafts style. I have the chest of drawers, bed, table, lamps and closing in on finishing the dresser. See below:
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v384/eganders/DSCF3642.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v384/eganders/Carcasscompletewithtop11.jpg
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Now I am trying to find a mirror appropriate for the dresser. I have accumulated a number of styles, but have not found the one I want yet. I would possibly like it to have a little of the Green & Green styling, but not with the inlays, but I have not found any real good example of their mirror styles. I am still looking. I have looked through the library, around the internet, through this newsgroup and asked here in the past with some good suggestions. Still have not found what I want. Need more suggestions.
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On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 08:15:34 -0500, "Eric Anderson"

Nice work!
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On Thu, 09 Dec 2004 13:46:41 GMT, Ba r r y

Ditto, Eric. Well done!
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http://www.floatingstonewoodworks.com/artscraftsmirror.htm
http://www.homeportfolio.com/catalog/Product.jhtml?catId 5&manId81&prodId‚87
http://www.2x4m.com/ZFU/G%20&%20G%20mirror.htm
http://www.williamlaberge.com/xgml.jpeg
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I like Arts and Crafts as well! If you know a little drafting and the A&C details you want why not design your own? Just an A&C idea!
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Eric Anderson ( snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com) wrote: : I have been building our bedroom furniture of the Arts & Crafts style. I : have the chest of drawers, bed, table, lamps and closing in on finishing the : dresser. See below:
:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v384/eganders/DSCF2075.jpg
:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v384/eganders/DSCF3642.jpg
:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v384/eganders/Carcasscompletewithtop11.jpg
:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v384/eganders/finisheddresser004.jpg
: Now I am trying to find a mirror appropriate for the dresser. I have : accumulated a number of styles, but have not found the one I want yet. I : would possibly like it to have a little of the Green & Green styling, but : not with the inlays, but I have not found any real good example of their : mirror styles. I am still looking. I have looked through the library, : around the internet, through this newsgroup and asked here in the past with : some good suggestions. Still have not found what I want. Need more : suggestions.
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Thanks folks. These are interesting and may have me some ideas, but I still don't think I have found it yet.
Thomas,
I have no problem designing one myself, but I swear that I saw one a couple of years ago that I really liked and I have not been able to find it again. I just remember that it has some nice detail (can't remember what the detail looked like) and I have been hoping to find it again. If I don't find it, then I guess I will have to get the old drafting pen out!
Eric Anderson
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Is your stuff not matching either?
Tom
snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote: : Thanks folks. These are interesting and may have me some ideas, but I : still don't think I have found it yet.
: Thomas,
: I have no problem designing one myself, but I swear that I saw one a : couple of years ago that I really liked and I have not been able to : find it again. I just remember that it has some nice detail (can't : remember what the detail looked like) and I have been hoping to find it : again. If I don't find it, then I guess I will have to get the old : drafting pen out!
: Eric Anderson
: Thomas D. Ireland wrote: : > I like Arts and Crafts as well! If you know a little drafting and the : A&C : > details you want why not design your own? Just an A&C idea! : > : > Tom : > : > Eric Anderson ( snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com) wrote: : > : I have been building our bedroom furniture of the Arts & Crafts : style. I : > : have the chest of drawers, bed, table, lamps and closing in on : finishing the : > : dresser. See below: : > : > :
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v384/eganders/DSCF2075.jpg : > : > :
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v384/eganders/DSCF3642.jpg : > : > : :
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v384/eganders/Carcasscompletewithtop11.jpg : > : > : :
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v384/eganders/finisheddresser004.jpg : > : > : > : Now I am trying to find a mirror appropriate for the dresser. I : have : > : accumulated a number of styles, but have not found the one I want : yet. I : > : would possibly like it to have a little of the Green & Green : styling, but : > : not with the inlays, but I have not found any real good example of : their : > : mirror styles. I am still looking. I have looked through the : library, : > : around the internet, through this newsgroup and asked here in the : past with : > : some good suggestions. Still have not found what I want. Need : more : > : suggestions. : > : > : > : > --
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Design it yourself - how's about a "cloud lift" top and bottom, staight sides, half lapped corners where each piece extends a couple inches beyond the lap. Then put in one or two ebony pyramid pegs at each corner.
You wouldn't need to cut the glass to the cloud lift profile, just rabbet the backside so you can fill it with a rectangular mirror.
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On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 08:15:34 -0500, "Eric Anderson"

How about some details, like methods and finishes.
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IIRC Jeff Jewitt has some schedules at www.homesteadfinishing.com. Search his site.
On Thu, 09 Dec 2004 22:18:48 GMT, Ba r r y

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On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 08:46:31 -0500, " snipped-for-privacy@vcoms.net"

What would that have to do with the OP's work? <G>
I find it interesting to hear what a particular person used on a particular project. I KNOW how to create many nice finishes, but one can never stop learning. You never know when someone's used something that is new to you.
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Line above signature asks about finishes.
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On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 12:52:42 -0500, " snipped-for-privacy@vcoms.net"

Ahh... top posting confusion.
Sorry about that, I thought you were replying to my comment.
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Real nice work. How are you finishing these? I really like the pop you are getting on the flakes and rays.
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wrote:

Very nice. The lamps on the nightstand are a nice touch.

Take a look through some of the Woodsmith plans, they seem very heavily focused upon arts & crafts and have had some fairly nice mirrors in the past. In my magazine index, I found an entry for an Arts & Crafts style mirror in Workbench October/November 2004    pp 60 ff.
Good luck.
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Thanks Folks,
The stain is Minwax Provincial 211. I considered fuming and mixing my own stain, but after checking out a few of Minwax's stains, if thought Provincial was very nice and was close enough to the Stickley stains for me. The finish is an Ace high gloss "Tung Oil Finish" that is actually an oil-varnish. I have some tung oil and might have used that if I had it first. It gives a little more of a naked wood look and less gloss.
The designs are "ripped" from various other designs in magazines including the L & JG Stickley catalog with modifications of my own. I can say one thing about building this type of furniture: Use a story stick. It takes about a half day to design something on one, but from there it is just transferring the information directly from one to the wood you are using.
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