Building a mirror frame of pine, need advice
My daughter had been looking at some rustic mirrors online, and since we had just pulled a large mirror from their bathroom wall during renovation, we thought we might tackle this ourselves. As I've only done a few amateur wooden projects in the past - some trim work, some shelves (which are more utilitarian than aesthetically pleasing), and general framing stuff for house projects - I ask for your input.
For this project, we selected some 1" pine. The frame is going to be 2.5" wide all the way around. So far, I've only ripped the strips for the frame. One thing that's disconcerting to me is that my rips weren't perfect, as such there is a little wander in the sides. Additionally, there is a bit of warp in the wood, just enough that I'm worried that the frame won't be flush against the mirror.
I have two questions for you all:
1) How do I mitigate the warping of the frame?
2) How would you join this together? The edges won't be mitered, but rather straight up against each other for a more "rustic" look. I initially had planned to use a biscuit joiner, but some co-workers mentioned that they might use pocket screws, which I've no experience with.
Any other advice is welcome as well...
My woodworking tools are pretty rudimentary:
- Table saw
- Miter saw
- Circular saw
- Hand saw
- 8 gallon compressor
Last edited by West North West; 08-28-2015 at 05:37 PM.
Reason: Forgot to mention equipment at my disposal.