Wooden Framed Mirror

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tealdriftwood added on 2/6/2016

This DIY Rustic Wooden Mirror will look great in a bedroom, living room, or family room. The mirror will make an artistic statement over a dresser, mantel, or buffet.

Directions

Follow the steps below to complete this project.

1

Drill Pocket Holes in 1x3

Before any assembly, drill pocket holes into the 1x3 boards. On the 21" boards, pocket holes should be drilled at each end, on the same surface of the board. Additionally, a few pocket holes should be drilled on all 1x3 materials facing the same direction.

2

Drill Pocket Holes in 1x4

In the 1x4 boards, pocket holes should be drilled on the surface that will be hidden from view. The pocket holes should be drilled both in the direction of the mirror and away. These pocket holes will be used to attach the 1x2 boards.

3

Assemble Back Board for Mirror

Using wood glue and the pre-drilled pocket holes, create a frame with the 1x3 materials you will later glue the mirror to. The frame should measure 24"x36".

4

Attach Inside Frame of 1x2

The 1x2 material should be attached to the 1x3 on-end. Attach the 24" pieces first to ensure your corners are square when attaching the 37.5" pieces. Use a nail gun or clamps to hold the 1x2 in place while securing with pocket hole screws. The 1x4 material, which you'll attach next, will cover any nail holes.

5

Attach 1x4

Use glue and pocket hole screws to attach the 1x4 boards to the inside framed 1x2. Make sure all pocket holes are facing what will eventually be the back of the mirror frame. Work clockwise around the frame to ensure your mitered cuts are the appropriate length. Use clamps to hold the 1x2 in place while securing with pocket hole screws.

6

Attach Outside Frame of 1x2

The 1x2 material should be attached to the 1x4 on-end. Attach the 32.5" pieces first to ensure your corners are square when attaching the 46" pieces. Use a nail gun or clamps to hold the 1x2 in place while securing with pocket hole screws. Keep in mind that this is the outer frame of the mirror, so if you use a nail gun be prepared to use wood filler before sanding and staining.

7

Sand & Stain

Use 120 grit sandpaper to sand each surface, keeping in mind that you may need to sand some of the interior corners by hand. Once sanded, wipe down with a damp cloth in preparation for staining. Apply your stain with a brush or stain rag. We used two coats of Varathane Dark Walnut Stain + Poly.

8

Glue Mirror to Frame

Use a thick bead of construction adhesive or mirror glue to affix the mirror to the interior frame. Make sure the glue has time to cure before hanging the mirror.

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Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(3) 1x2, 96", Board  
(2) 1x3, 96", Board  
(2) 1x4, 96", Board  

Hardware/Supplies:

Parts/Cut List:

(2) 1x4, 44.5", 45 degree cut at each end  
(2) 1x4, 32.5", 45 degree cut at each end  
(2) 1x3, 21"  
(2) 1x3, 36"  
(2) 1x2, 46"  
(2) 1x2, 32.5"  
(2) 1x2, 24"  
(2) 1x2, 37.5"  

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