Yeah - I know - about time!
Been busy - you know - Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans .......J.L.
Nearly there on the wall mirror.
What contrasting timber to use to highlight the corners?
Found a piece of African Blackwood that will serve nicely.
Now this stuff is dense. To work, it is something like a cross between bakelite and polyethylene.
But - what a beautiful colour.
First item of business was to cut the corner strips.
Eight of these were needed to cover the four corners. In thin-ish strips like this, the African Blackwood can show brittleness at the ends, so I have cut all of them over length.
Next, the buttons for the corners had to be fabricated using scraps.
After squaring the pieces, the tops are defined and then the plug fashioned underneath them.
I suppose it was my frugal upbringing, but I have a tendency to not throw much away. All those little offcuts are stored away against future need. Never know when a little strip or piece of African Blackwood will be needed.
Here is the near finished product - basking in its first coat of lacquer.
A few more coats, sanding between each coat - then final assembly.