Monday, December 30, 2013

Oversized Floor Mirrors

A few months ago, I found myself complaining to Ken that I needed a floor length mirror. He agreed to design and fabricate me a mirror and boy, did he deliver. My complaint launched a series of designs for oversized floor mirrors. The mirror was so stunning, we developed a line of oversized mirrors with custom finishes, sizes, and glass type.

The process:
Using the abundance of reclaimed timbers that date back to the 1800s, Ken constructed an oversized mirror frame after he planed, grinded, shaved, and sanded the reclaimed wood. The result was a 5 x 9 foot reclaimed frame. He called me out to the Studio to see if it would suit my needs…

The bones
With my seal of approval, we moved on to finish. I chose an antique black finish for this frame because I knew that the frame was going to outline a pane of antique mirror. Below is a picture of the new finish on the frame and the pane of mirror before assembly. 

Pre Assembly
Post Assembly
It is hard to tell here, but this mirror is antique glass that has inconsistent imperfections throughout the mirror. It is stunning and hard to capture on film but I have done my best to take some detailed shots of the mirror and frame. 

Corner detail with antique black finish

Antique mirror detail
The constructed 5 x 9 foot floor mirror is displayed at the entrance of our closet as seen below. It took four guys at 3 am to bring it into the loft and safely secure it to the wall. 

In all of its splendor
Each mirror has a hand rubbed patina and a choice of .25 inch mirror in regular or antique finish. The antique glass is state-of-the-art glass that has a distressed, well-aged appearance for a perfect antique pattern. Each mirror also has a layer of SoftTouch gripper on the bottom and a top wall mount for support. Mirrors can be custom made with a variety of finishes, mirror, orientation and size. 

Standard sizes are 3 x 7, 4 x 8, and 5 x 9. 

We have a 4 x 8 foot, antique mirror with an antique black finish on display at Lost Antiques in Design District Dallas, Texas. The mirror weighs 300 lbs. (Piece #45)

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