Made by Dinuka Hewa Walpita
I wanted a mirror on top of this Drawer Chest, but I couldn’t find any suitable design.
COVID 19 coronation period gave me time to re-think about that. I did the initial design of the mirror frame with AutoCAD and developed a 3D model using 3DMax. (I started in that way because I am an Engineer with little artistic ability, but not an artist) Once I satisfied with the design, I printed 4 different cross-sections of the frame (I had a printer at home) and cut some cardboards using them as the stencil. I have used a plywood board as the base after cutting it to rough shape (I did this with an angle grinder with metal cutting wheel as I haven’t had any other proper tool for the job). I have marked everything on the board and pasted my cross-section cardboards on that. Then it was covered with old newspaper strips using glue. Then it was kept aside until the end of coronation period, as I needed access to hardware and purchase a mirror which was not possible at that time. The draft model finally covered with “Paper Mache Clay” I made for your Recipe and roughly sanded to give the final finish. I could sand it further to give a perfect finish but didn’t do thinking that could lose the “handmade appearance” of it. As I am happy with the natural cement like Grey colour, I kept it as it is. I may consider colour it in future if I feel it needs any protection.
Thanks for the Recipe.
5 thoughts on “Circular Mirror frame”
WOW is right. It looks perfect. You must be impersonating an artist. Beautiful design and workmanship. Congrats!
Wow, nice blend of art and engineering!
It looks like it was store bought – that’s how high the quality is! The design is just perfect 🙂
Wow is right! You spent a lot of time planning this project and it really shows. It looks like perfection to me! You might think about applying a few coats of varnish just to protect it from humidity and possible critters. Nicely done!
Wow – it’s beautiful on it’s own, and perfect for the spot you’ve chosen for it. Thanks for showing it to us!