Reclaimed Wood Mirror Frame
|May 1, 2011||Posted by Jessie under Bathrooms, Build it Yourself|
This is probably my new favorite project. Reason 1-I didn’t have to do any of the work. Reason 2-it looks amazing.
Remember all that wood Mike and I found
in the dumpster out back at his work? We loved it for our new kitchen shelves and have a few more plans for the rest of it. The first of those plans was to frame out our builder grade mirror in our half-bath. This is the bathroom all of guests use and it is currently a work-in-progress. After finishing the vanity, the mirror was next.
Here is the before:
And the after:
I love it so much I’m recruiting Mike to make a larger one for our master bath:) He worked with his brother-in-law, Trent to get this thing looking so purty. Trent’s dad has a sweet workshop with every tool imaginable and was nice enough to let them work there. Here is how they did it.
1. Cut the board to the length you want to cover your mirror.
2. Rip it half length-wise (ours is 5″).
3. Rip it in half width-wise (1″).
4. Cut a 45 degree angle at each end of the board to make nice corners.
5. Then they used a biscuit joiner with wood glue and biscuits to secure the angles.
6. They clamped it together to give it a tight fit until the glue dried (a few hours).
Mike then hung it up using picture hangers above the mirror.
Instead of nailing it at the bottom, we just stuck some velcro under to secure it and it’s finished.
Oh, and a little tease…that back wall over the toilet? It’s much prettier these days. Tutorial on that coming soon:)
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