478 Samantha's mirror pt 1

Today we start a new build project. We've (and by "we" I mean my wife) been in need of a full-length mirror in our bedroom for quite a longtime now. We (this time I mean "us") finally purchased one not to long ago and I intended to hang it behind the door in our bedroom. Even though it's beveled on the edges it just looked to plain, so we were trying to decide if it should be hidden away in a closet? It didn't take very long to think about it, but what we really needed was a nice frame to set it in and mount in position. So I headed to the basement and decided it was time to break into my stash of aged cherry. Now that we have the backstory of today's project, let's get started building it. This is a two part build video, starting with the basics of ripping and crosscutting the stock to its dimensions and then moving into "handcut" mortise and tenon joinery. Then next week we'll wrap it all up.

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