A few updates since I last posted.
One of which was my search for a mirror for the restroom. I couldn't find a pinball related one so I set out to build one
The idea was to buy a translite where a segment of it could be cut out to expose a mirror behind it.
While researching potential translite, I stumbled on a perfect one - Scared Stiff!
After all, it's really 2 parts and if I just used the front, the unpainted area would be perfect for my mirror.
Here's what I did:
- Bought 3" poplar stock from Home Depot
- Bought a repro Scared Stiff translite
- Ordered a acrylic mirror in 27" x 18 7/8" size from Acrylite
- Dropped by Hobby Lobby and cut a piece of non-reflective museum glass the same size ($75)
- Routed a round over outside edge
- Routed a 1/2" rabbet inside for the glass, mirror, translite and backer board
- Cut the routed poplar to length
- Glued it all up and used my air nailer to tack the corners
- Spray painted it bright red
- Added metal corner bracing
- Added a French cleat for mounting
- Popped in the glass, translite, then mirror followed by the cardboard backer
- Tacked on the acker board with my Logan brand picture frame point driver (best $40 tool ever)
- Hung it!
I like the look and like that you can use it as a mirror and its pinball related!
I've included a few shots to show the reflectivness and clarity. The mirror I got from Acrylite is absolutely perfect, the reflection however is influenced by the fact that the "blank" areas of the Scared Stiff translite have "dots/pattern" on them as part of how they are printed. I could use a exacto knife and trim that all out but I'm not particularly bothered by it
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