Molding for mirror?
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I have a 3' by 4' mirror that my wife would like me to frame with a nice  wood molding. Does anyone have a good site for purchasing decorative molding.

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  Re: Molding for mirror? by Randy C (I have a 3' by 4' mi...)
At the place I used  to work, we did kitchen and bath cabinet installs. One of the popular items was a matching framed mirror. Stop in your looking kitchen and bath showroom, ask to see mirror molding samples, you'll be amazed at the choices. You should be able to purchase 8' lengths of molding and cut them as needed.
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  Re: Molding for mirror? by Randy C (I have a 3' by 4' mi...)
You could also go to a picture framing shop, they should have lots of samples.
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  Re: Molding for mirror? by Randy C (I have a 3' by 4' mi...)
Frame shops have a huge selection but none of it is inexpensive.  I have made frames from crown molding and my favorite was from 5/4 hickory run through the router.
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  Re: Molding for mirror? by Randy C (I have a 3' by 4' mi...)
(07-19-2019, 10:17 PM)Randy C Wrote: I have a 3' by 4' mirror that my wife would like me to frame with a nice  wood molding. Does anyone have a good site for purchasing decorative molding.

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Why not make a simple molding out of fancy wood?  She's bound to like that better than anything you could buy. It's easy enough to make cove molding on a table saw, there are plenty of router bits for making it too. I recently discovered the joys of using a molding head for the table saw, but seriously you can make very pretty molding with nothing more than a table saw and a piece of wood to use as an angled fence.
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  Re: Molding for mirror? by Randy C (I have a 3' by 4' mi...)
Several major molding distributors have closed and they were the ones that did not require a resale number in order to buy.

If you have a resale number then try Omega Molding:  https://www.omegamoulding.com/search?con...nding=true

Genuine Gold and Burl is still in business and their moldings are exquisite with genuine 22 karat goldleaf moldings and genuine wood burl finishes.  They never required  any resale certificate.  They are located in California. 

But let them do the mitering and have them route in the Hoffman fasteners to hold things while the glue dries.  You really don't want the responsibility of ruining such nice moldings by doing a feh job on the miters.  Their miters are always perfect.  But the moldings aside from being very beautiful are very expensive.

http://genuinegoldandburl.com/CatalogofMouldings.html
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