Wednesday, October 23, 2013

"F" is for Floor Mirror

Build: wood framed floor mirror

How to add a wood frame to a large mirror.

Before we moved my old neighbor had done a full home renovation and decided she didn't need this large framed wall mirror anymore, my luck since I knew I could use it in our new home.

The frame was fine but I wanted a more rustic look:

Simply remove the original frame and add some 1x6's and 1x2's to create a new chunkier wood frame:

Here you can see the original decorative frame and the new pine frame:

It makes a perfect full length mirror in our bedroom as well as reflects tons of light:

How to make a wood frame floor mirror:

1. Remove the existing frame all except the smallest inner portion:

2. Cut 1x6s to length for the four sides mitering the corners at 45 degrees.

3. Using a Kreg jig insert the mitered edge (both edges of the long pieces) into the jig:

And make 3 pocketholes:

4. Join the four corners using glue and screws to construct the frame:

5. The cut the four outer 1x2 edge pieces to length using a 45 degree miter on both ends.

6. Attach to frame flush to back using glue and finish nails:

7. Sand frame.

8. Place frame right side down and center mirror right side down on frame.
Predrill countersink holes around perimeter of mirror:

Remember I kept the inner portion of the original frame intact which gives you a place to screw the old frame into the new frame:

9. Screw mirror into new frame through original inner frame portion using 1 1/4" wood screws:

10. Stain with Minwax (3 parts golden oak, 1 part provincial):

Thanks Kristen, your mirror now has a new home.

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Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
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Inspire Me Heather said...

Your frame looks great - I like that it's chunky. Nice job Jaime (and great score)!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is awesome!!!! love it- can you make me one! ;)

Okio B Designs said...

Your mirror came out beautifully! I need a size like that for our livingroom. Anything to make it look bigger.


Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Looks great, Jaime!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This looks so great - I love the frame!

Melissa Viscount said...

You did a great job on the mirror, Jaime! I have a mirror on a stand that will not stay in place and I keep meaning to take the mirror off and turn it into a floor mirror. This gives me a good place to start! Thanks for the inspiration. I would love it if you linked up your wood framed mirror at the Link it or Lump It Link Party this week.