Craftsman-Style Mirror

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Use traditional details to create an instant heirloom that will improve the view in any room

This mirror might be just the thing to brighten up a hallway, bedroom, or bath. The design includes details I’ve admired in my favorite Craftsman-style furniture: traditional mortise-and-tenon joinery with proud, exposed pegs, graceful curves, shadow lines created by offset connections, and decorative inlay work. Building your own version is a good opportunity to work on your joinery and template-routing skills, and try out a router accessory designed for making decorative inlays.

Resist the temptation to buy a cheap, 1/8"-thick mirror for this project. Thin, bargain-priced mirrors are more prone to breakage and distortion. Since mirror thickness may vary, order yours ahead of time so that it’s in hand when you’re ready to rabbet the frame.

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