Entry Mirror (from The Handbuilt Home)

Submitted by Linda7 on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 14:48

My sister and brother-in-law recently moved to Albuquerque and purchased a home with a wonderful view of the Sandia Mountains. I built them the mirror from The Handbuilt Home (p. 36), and they hung it in the entry hall. The reflection in the mirror is a gorgeous view of the mountain range out of their large living room windows. Because this was not a rustic build, I used better pine boards, sanded very smooth.
Thank you to ANA for the great plan (and book!). Also a great big hug to JOANNE and TRACY for responding so quickly to my query regarding attaching the mirror to the frame. I ended up having the mirror company attach the mirror with silicone because I was afraid mirror clips would mar the smooth, shiny surface of the wall. We also covered the back of the mirror with craft paper, contact cemented to the frame to protect the mirror silvering.
This was a fun build, and my sister and b-in-law are very pleased with it.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Around $75.00
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Better pine wood.
Finish Used
Minwax Express Color "Crimson", two coats, followed by four thin coats of gloss poly, sanding between coats with fine grit.
Recommended Skill Level



Tue, 10/01/2013 - 18:11

Linda, your mirror looks fabulous! The finish is just gorgeous, and I love the hardware you used. Beautiful build! :)


Tue, 10/01/2013 - 18:20

Thanks for the nice complement, Joanne. I really do appreciate your help!