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Topic: anyone know how to frame a mirror?  (Read 10155 times)
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« on: February 21, 2004 05:42:38 PM »

My husband and I got this huge mirror (like 5'x3') out of someone's trash as we were yard saling today. The edges are all peeling, so we thought we'd try and put a frame around it and make it like those $100 mirrors at Lowe's. Only problem is, we've never done anything like this and aren't sure how to go about it. We want to use crown molding around the edges. Has anyone done anything like this? Your input is appreciated!  Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2004 07:52:37 AM »

It seems that you could make a little divot on the edge of the crown molding so it will fit over the mirror, while allowing the back to remain flush...   you could put a piece of plywood on the back, glue or staple, and paint the frame as you wish...   I don't know how to make said divot, but I think if you ask someone at Home Depot or whatever, they'll be able to have more insight than I do.

Edit:  Maybe I should have said that you want to make the little divot (and I realize that's not the right word, but I don't know the right word for it) on the BACK of the molding...    but then again, maybe that was understood.   Sorry if I insult your intelligence.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2004 08:00:01 AM »

You would use a router and rout out the edge - I think a dremel might work too, but I wouldn't swear to it
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2004 09:57:18 AM »

Ok, thanks, that helps. I just didn't know how to get started you know? I think we're waiting til this weekend to try and fix it, but I'll let you know how it goes!
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2004 10:04:49 PM »

make wood right angle (Diagonal across the back of the mirror) 5 "  triangles that stick out 2" at every corner edge, glue on the back of the miror, and then nail the top crown molding on the edges of the triangles (use a drill so wood doesn't split), use rosettes so you don't have to mitre the edges, your trianges will be glued to the back of the mirror but once the crown molding is in place, it will hold the mirror in place.

 Or find a cheap basic frame at Walmart to put the mirror in, and glue your crown molding to that to cover the cheaper frame.
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