I made this mirror awhile back. I used yellow pine with an amber shellac to match the rest of the woodwork in our log home. I really suck at shellac and I'm not happy with the finish. I may redo the finish.
The mess I got into was when I discovered that the wall it's hanging on was pretty much gone behind the drywall. There is a fireplace in our living room that backs up into that corner and there had apparently been a leak around the chimney for years and all the wood was dust. I got it all replaced and finally got the mirror hung this week.