An update on our first post. The bespoke commission for a guest bedroom in a London house has now been finished and installed in its new home. The design of this shelf mirror was based on our standard wood model but was made to a specific size. The oak was also tinted to match the colour of a piece of furniture in the room, namely a vintage wardrobe.
The shelf has been fitted with a detachable insert in oak veneered plywood stained the same colour as the frame. The other difference to the standard shelf mirror is the use of lap joints at the top of the frame. This design detail provides a visual echo of the square jointed panels which are a feature of the wardrobe doors.
This mirror was made to the clients specifications: it measures 780 x 530mm with a shelf depth of 100mm. Additionally the shelf perimeter has a 4mm raised lip to help ensure that small objects will not fall off. Like our laminate and metal inserts on the standard shelf mirrors, if the owner wishes to change the appearance of this shelf in the future, the oak insert may be swapped with another to achieve an entirely different look.
Many thanks to our client for allowing the photographs to be taken in their home.
We have just started working on a commission for a bedroom in a London house. It is a shelf mirror made to a specific size, namely 780 x 530mm, and the oak will be tinted to match a vintage wardrobe in the room. Rather than our standard mitre joint this mirror will feature lap joints at the top to echo the doors of the wardrobe.
The requested shelf depth will be 100mm and will feature a detachable oak veneer insert. As with the laminate and metal inserts, should the owner wish to change the appearance of the shelf at some future point in time the oak insert may be swapped for another to achieve an entirely different look. The photographs show a test lap joint in unstained American white oak, a detail of the wardrobe and our standard shelf mirror with a blue laminate insert.