There are several layers of paint: deep brown followed by rust then gunmetal, and given a distressed, chalky, aged finish.
These sections come apart and this middle section here lifts off the glass so that the glass can be easily cleaned.
Showing chippy chalky charcoal paint at base.
Here is one of the key pictures inspiring the project.
A few of the sketches. The challenge was getting the mirror to be at face height.
Me, working on this in the shop.
Built of solid cedar.