Make a mirror for about $3! Free plans from ana-white.com #DIY #PLANS
For ONE Mirror -
1 - 12" x 12" mirror tile
1 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
wood glue and nails or screws or pocket hole screws
picture hanging kit and hanging hardware
4 - 1x2 @ 12-1/8" (for 12" mirror tiles)
2 - 1x2 @ 13-5/8" (cut to fit)
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Cut 4 - 1x2s 1/8" bigger than your mirror (you don't want too tight or it could crack your mirror. Also if you live in moist environments where wood can expand, consider using MDF). Attach together as shown.
Then cut two more 1x2s and attach on outsides with glue and nails or screws or pocket holes to all of the exisiting 1x2 boards.
NOTE: Add picture hanging kit hardware before installing mirror.
Glue the mirror to the frame according to the directions with the mirror. For added security, you may wish to also apply a small bead of clear silicone around the front of the mirror, further preventing mirror from popping outward.
Hang using a picture hanging kit.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.