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.
Make it safe & keep the rubberside down this weekend.