Walnut Mirror Frame

This frame features a beveled profile with an inlaid bead molding. It sounds complicated, but some simple techniques make it a snap.

Large mirrors reflect a lot of light and make a room feel bigger and more welcoming. And when you put a mirror in an elegant, wide frame like the one shown here, it brings a formal look to any setting. At first glance, the frame has a simple, traditional look — a wide, beveled face, bead molding, and mitered joints. But a second look makes you wonder how it’s done. The key is to take each step in order. This gives you a square reference edge for the subsequent operations. A few easy techniques give you great-looking results.



What You Get:

  • 6 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
  • 27 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
  • Easy technique for making and fitting bead molding
  • Cutting diagram. Materials list. Retail sources for project supplies

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