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Subject:
suggest frame and panel top

ian in Sydney
Hi Derek

I think the best way to incorporate a pop-up mirror in the top is to use frame and panel construction.
The mirror could then be considered the lid on a till inserted into the frame.

A solid top with an inserted mirror (= a hole in the top) is only asking for grief.

There is no reason that the frame couldn't use different widths for the rails and styles and mitred corners -- which would give you a clean look from any angle.

I'll try and do a sketch later

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