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Tools And Materials for DIY Mirror Frame
4 – 6 inch long 1/4-20 hex bolts, two short 1/4 washers, and two longer 1/4 washers. You will also need wood glue or wood nails, sandpaper, and a hammer. If you prefer to use adhesive instead of fasteners for some reason, go right ahead! You will also need six 3 wooden dowels or similar-sized frame molding that matches your decor if you want your mirror hanging on the wall. A saw is nice but not necessary. If you don’t have one at home consider taking it to a friend’s house or renting one from Home Depot for an hour; whichever is most convenient for you. Wood glue can be purchased at home depot in a small bottle (you only need about 1oz) but large bottles are cheaper online.
Step 1 – Measure
It’s important that your mirror fits snugly into its frame. Measure your mirror along all four sides, then transfer those measurements onto your board of choice. This can be done by hand or with a power tool. If you go with a power tool, remember to clamp down tightly before making any cuts—safety first! To determine whether your new frame is going to be too small or too big for your mirror, simply slip it in place and check for gaps on either side.
Step 2 – Cut
Measure your mirror and cut your 1x2s (1x3s for wider mirrors) to size. A cordless saw, hacksaw or electric miter saw will do nicely here. Make sure you have enough length on both ends of each piece so that they’ll all fit into your frame without risk of breaking (and wasting time and materials). The width of your frame, plus two inches on each side should be more than enough.
Step 3 – Attach backing
You will want to attach the backing to your mirror frame so that you can hang it on your wall. Use drywall anchors and screws or wood hooks, depending on what type of wall you are attaching it to. Make sure that there is an even amount of space between each screw or hook. Make sure not to go overboard with hooks and hanging hardware as too much hardware can cause stress on your mirror frame if you are hanging it on a regular wall as opposed to studs.
Step 4 – Add Wood Glue
Mix two parts of wood glue with one part of the water in a mixing cup. Apply glue to all sides of your mirror and carefully set it into place on top of your frame. Insert brads or nails into your wood frame, if needed, to ensure that they puncture both layers of wood. If you’re making multiple DIY mirror frames at once, be sure not to mix up parts and do each one separately so that no extra glue is wasted. Let dry overnight before hanging in the desired location!
Step 5 – Put Together
Use your outline as your guide and start writing. If you’re stuck on one of your sub-points, just write around it. In addition, if you find yourself in a rut and unsure how to move forward with writing—stop. Forcing yourself to push through is almost always a bad idea. Take a break and come back when you have more energy or feel inspired again.
Step 6 – Attach Mirrors
Attach mirror frame with a picture hanger. These are simple spring-loaded frames that help you hang pictures without drilling holes in your wall or using tape, nails, or screws. Attach them to either side of your mirror frame and adjust so that your picture is level from left to right. Make sure everything’s lined up correctly before you add glue! Check to make sure all of your edges are flush and even, and mark out any spots where they need trimming until they’re flush with other parts of your frame.
Pros and Cons of DIY Mirror Frame
A DIY mirror frame isn’t just an economical alternative, it can also be a great way to personalize your room. However, there are some considerations you should keep in mind when building one yourself. With so many options available these days, however, even choosing what type of mirror and frame style best suits your needs has become easier. Weighing out all of your options will help you choose what’s right for you—and then you can get started on creating that perfect look!