Trying to find the perfect mirror for my dinning room was an exhausting, unsuccessful task. Too big, too small, too expensive, too dark, mostly too expensive ! When I showed Anthony what I wanted he offered to help me make it . Usually when he offers to make something I wait a few months before it actually gets finished so I was pleasantly surprised when we gathered the material the next day . This DIY was very easy .
a mirror ( I used an $11 door mirror from Home Depot)
15 ft of 1" x 6" knotty pine (depending on the size of the mirror you will need more or less)
A piece of masonite
stain ( I used Sansin's gel stain in "early American ")
table saw or router
pocket hole jig
1. Removed the white frame around the mirror
2. I set miter saw to a 45 degree angle. Cut 2 boards to 59.5" and the other 2 at 22.5" (measurements will vary depending on the size of your mirror, measurements below are based on 48" x 11.5")
3. Use a table saw or a router and take a quarter inch off the inside of each board to create a ledge for the mirror to sit on.
4. I glued the corners together and then used the pocket hole jig to ensure a tight closure .
5. finally my favourite part, staining.
6. I Placed the mirror in grooves and used hot glue to secure .
7. I cut the masonite to fit as a backing and used a staple gun to secure .
8. Lastly I attached picture hooks and hung it up.