DIY Full Length Mirror
This mirror project was a lot of fun.
Remember that with this method you cut the frame to fit the mirror, not the other way around.
I recommend getting your mirror before starting the project.
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Source: Modern Builds
Materials and Supplies
- 2 - 8ft 1x3's
- 1 1/4" PVC electrical conduit (outside diameter is 1 5/8")
- White Spray Paint
- Wood Glue (optional)
- 1/4" Dowel
Project Step by Step
I started by cutting my side pieces on the miter saw. Make the sides exactly the same length as the mirror.
Next, I used my table saw to create a die in the center of the side pieces. That is where the mirror will stay.
I secured the top and bottom pieces to the sides with pocket screws.
I used a 1/4 "bit to drive the screws under the board surface so I could connect them with a dowel later.
I used a 1 5/8 "Forstner bit to drill a hole and a recess in the bottom pieces.
To make sure everything was lined up correctly, I used the first piece as a template for the second, being careful not to completely pierce the bottom of the frame.
Making the legs was a simple process.
I set my miter saw to cut a 5-degree bevel on the soles of the feet so they are on the floor when the mirror is against the wall.
Then I covered the legs with a piece of wood that I cut with a bandsaw.
This is optional, it just provides a little extra glue surface. I washed the disc sander plugs.
Assembling the base was a pretty simple process, I was just constantly checking to make sure everything was correct.
I scored 2 "from the top of the leg to show me how far the floating piece should sit.
As soon as I knew everything clicked, I removed the bottom of the frame and painted the bracket white.
I used 5-minute epoxy to secure the legs to the frame.
Two coats of Minwax polycrylic satin were added.
After installing the mirror, I screwed the top of the frame to lock it.
The plugs are not glued, so if I need to remove the mirror, I can unscrew the cap and replace it.
I used a 1/4 "mirror panel, it is stiff enough and I don't need a solid back panel.
If you use something thinner, use a full plywood back panel.
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