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Design Your Own Mirror

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Design Your Own Mirror

A great project for putting your personal stamp on style, the beauty of this simple do-it-yourself mirror is that it's made from mirrored squares, so you can make it as small or as large as you want.

6 Steps

  1. Lay out your mirror squares
  2. Measure and cut mitres
  3. Fill all nail holes
  4. Dry fit mirror
  5. Apply silicone adhesive
  1. Allow adhesive to dry
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Lay out your mirror squares

Step 1

Lay out your mirror squares

Lay out your mirror squares on a 4 x 4 sheet of MDF (medium density fibreboard) and cut the MDF to fit.

Measure and cut mitres

Step 2

Measure and cut mitres

Measure and cut mitres in casing material to create the frame. Assemble flush with the outside edge of the MDF and attach using wood glue and 1-1/4" brads or finishing nails.

Fill all nail holes

Step 3

Fill all nail holes

Fill all nail holes and seams with latex caulking. When dry, sand the frame smooth, taking care to remove any rough saw cut edges, then prime and paint all surfaces.

Dry fit mirror

Step 4

Dry fit mirror

Dry fit mirror inside casing for accuracy and make note of the position of each piece.

Apply silicone adhesive

Step 5

Apply silicone adhesive

Apply silicone adhesive to mirrors and place each individual mirror square, gently pushing down to evenly distribute adhesive.

Allow adhesive to dry

Step 6

Allow adhesive to dry

Allow adhesive to dry and hang where desired.

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Project Details

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 3 hours

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