I have always appreciated the honesty of materials in typical Adirondack style furniture. Wood is what it appears to be and what you see is what you get. Related to that thought is that the first and foremost "green" design principle should always be about making things that will last.
With these ideals in mind, my father and I worked out a construction method for these hanging mirrors. A filleted end dies into a cross-section of birch branch in each of the 4 inner corners of the frame. The frame is then strengthened by a sliver of walnut glued into the outer corners adding visual interest while adding structural integrity as well.
MATERIALS: white oak wood, white birch wood, glass mirror, walnut wood, satin clear finish