This Week in the Shop: Mirror, Mirror

I swear the conversation went like this:

Wife: “What dress should I wear?”

Me: “I don’t know, you look great in anything.”

Wife: “This dress?  What about this one?”

Me: “I don’t know if you’ve been watching me, but I haven’t taken my eyes off you in forty minutes.”

Wife:  “I need a full length mirror, I can’t see anything here.”

Me:  “I can handle that.”  Exit stage right.

I know a good exit line when I’m handed one.

Mirror from Lowe’s, sans frame.   A saw kerf down the middle makes a perfectly sized dado.  Pocket hole construction.  The mortise-looking splines came from a botched attempt at a bridle joint, similar to these frames.  Finished with a three coats of amber shellac and paste wax.  Feels inviting to the hand.  I especially like the chamfer detail at the corners.  Hung with a French cleat.

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Make it safe & keep the rubberside down this weekend.

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