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Build a Dressing Mirror with Storage

Project Overview

Build a Dressing Mirror with Storage

For most women, a dressing mirror is essential – being able to check hems and hair at the same time is a great thing. If you're one of the unfortunate ones without a full-length mirror, we have the perfect project for you. You begin by choosing the size that best suits your space, and when you're done you'll have loads of storage room for jewellery and accessories.

10 Steps

  1. Measure
  2. Cut lengths of MDF
  3. Assemble cabinet
  4. Attach back
  5. Sand and paint
  1. Corkboard interior
  2. Install corkboard
  3. Attach mirror
  4. Door catch
  5. Mount cabinet
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Step 1


To determine the size of the cabinet, measure the framed mirror and subtract 1" from the width and length.

Step 2

Cut lengths of MDF

Cut four 4" wide strips from your sheet of MDF. Cut the top, bottom and sides to match the dimensions you calculated in step 1.

Assemble cabinet

Step 3

Assemble cabinet

Countersink, glue and screw the cabinet together.

Step 4

Attach back

Cut the 1/4" MDF to fit the back of the cabinet. Attach with glue and brad nails.

Sand and paint

Step 5

Sand and paint

Fill all holes and gaps, then sand and paint all surfaces of the cabinet and framed mirror.

Step 6

Corkboard interior

Cut the corkboard to fit the interior dimensions of the cabinet.

Step 7

Install corkboard

Secure with doorstop trim. Attach trim with 5/8" brad nails.

Attach mirror

Step 8

Attach mirror

Cut the piano hinge to the interior length of the cabinet. Attach to the back of the framed mirror 1/2" in from the edge using 1/2" #6 screws. Then attach flush to edge of cabinet using the same screws.

Step 9

Door catch

Install magnetic catch on mirror and cabinet.

Step 10

Mount cabinet

Use a stud finder to locate a stud in wall and install at desired height using 2 1/2" wood screws.

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Project Details

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time: 8 hours

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Due to differing conditions, tools, and individual skills, The Home Depot® assumes no responsibility for any damages, injuries suffered, or losses incurred as a result of attempting to replicate any of the home improvement ideas portrayed in this website Before beginning any home improvement project, review it thoroughly to ensure you or your contractor can finish the project and if any doubts or questions remain, consult local experts or authorities. Because codes and regulations vary greatly, you always should check with authorities to ensure that your project complies with all applicable local codes and regulations. Always read and observe all of the safety precautions provided by any tool or equipment manufacturer, and follow all accepted safety procedures.


  • Doorstop Trim
  • 1/4" Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF)
  • 3/4" Thick Corkboard
  • 1/2" #6 Screws
  • 1-1/2" and 2-1/2" Wood Screws
  • Latex Caulking
  • 120 Grit Sandpaper
  • Carpenter's Glue
  • Piano Hinge
  • Magnetic Catch
  • Framed Mirror
  • 3/4" Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF)

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