This mirror started off as one long lentgh of timber. I then cut them into eight smaller lengths to then create the shape for the mirror. it has been slowly cut and planed to create the shape.
To create the finish colour for the mirror, i first spent many hours using a techniuqe to rub back the wood so when you run your hands across and along you feel the grain. I then added a white chalk wash but decided i didnt like the look. I then rubbed it right back to the orgianl wood finish.
Then i created two different waxs from my own mixture and one coat at a time rubbed them into the grain. To finish the process i used a natural wax collected from a bee keeper just outside woodstock oxfordshire, then polished to a high shine.
To add to the mirror, I collected recycled lead from a refurbished chaple roof near chipping norton. This was then melted into moulds from wood this created an individual effect. I then used strips to cover all the way round the edge.
Finally I was happy with the end finish. To be honest if I had the space this would be in my living room, this is not overly pleasing my wife this being on here as she wants to keep it.
It measures 4ft in diameter and an 1" thick.
again this has been made in my small workshop in the cotswolds on a working family farm.
any questions feel free to ask, for postage please message me.