G&G Mirror Frame

Marc Spagnuolo

This sleek frame is an elegant blend of new and old, and pays homage to the creative duo known as Greene & Greene. Outer Frame: 21" W x 21.5" H, Mirror Dimensions (Cut to fit): 16" W x 14 1/4" H

  • 1 lessons
  • 67 min
  • $49.00
  • Mirror Frame MDF Templates

    If you want to hit the ground running and don't feel like making your own templates, add these to your order for 20% off the regular price!

Here's what we'll cover:

  1. Greene & Greene Inspired Mirror Frame

    How to make a unique and stylish Greene & Greene inspired mirror frame.

What You’ll Receive:

  • A workflow document laying out each step so you can follow along with the video.
  • A printable template PDF (DXF file also available).
  • This project differs from many of our other Guild projects in that it does not come with a full SketchUp plan due to its simplicity. We do, however, include files for making your own templates as well as a step by step instruction sheet.
  • Templates are available for purchase here. 

What You’ll Learn:

  • Bandsawing curves
  • Template routing
  • Using a template carriage
  • How to make inlaid half-lap joints
  • Error repair
  • Making a homemade doweling jig
  • Proper chisel technique
  • Creating square mortises for ebony plugs
  • Finishing with a wiping varnish

What You’ll Need:

  • Tablesaw (alternatives: Circular Saw, Bandsaw, Hand Saw)
  • Planer/Jointer (alternative: purchase pre-milled lumber kits or use hand planes)
  • Bandsaw (alternative: Jigsaw)
  • Router
  • Router Table (alternative: Hand-Held Router)
  • Miter Saw (alternative: Cross-cut Sled or Miter Gauge at Table Saw)
  • Drill Press (alternative: Drill/Driver)
  • Hand Tools – Chisels, Scrapers

*Important Note* – The G&G Mirror Frame was originally filmed for DVD and is not quite up to the same quality level as other Guild projects. The price reflects that. Unfortunately, the video does not cover two important details. First, is the process of making a template from a print-out. Please reference one of the many free project videos on The Wood Whisperer site where I demonstrate that process. Here’s one example.  Second is the process of cutting and pillowing the ebony plugs. You can find information on that process in this free video.



Great instruction and a great project. This was my first guild project and the videos made it easy to understand each step and build a beautiful frame.

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About Your Instructor:

Marc is a podcaster, video producer, woodworking enthusiast, and author of Hybrid Woodworking and Essential Joinery. He has contributed articles and video content to FineWoodworking.com, Popular Woodworking Magazine, WOOD Magazine, and Woodcraft Magazine. He is also the host of The Wood Whisperer, an instructional woodworking video series that’s been going strong since 2006. He is also one of the hosts of the Wood Talk podcast. He has taught classes at the William Ng School, Marc Adams School, Weekend with Wood, Fine Woodworking Live, as well as at various Rockler and Woodcraft stores. He also speaks periodically at woodworking events like AWFS and IWF.