DIY rustic wood framed mirror

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 .

Materials  

  1. a mirror ( I used an $11 door mirror from Home Depot) 

  2. 15 ft of 1" x 6" knotty pine  (depending on the size of the mirror you will need more or less) 

  3. gorilla glue

  4. screws  

  5. A piece of masonite  

  6. hot glue  

  7. stain ( I used Sansin's gel stain in "early American ")

  8. picture hooks

Tools  

  1. miter saw

  2. table saw or router

  3. pocket hole jig

  4. drill

  5. staple gun

  6. glue gun  

 steps 

1. Removed the white frame around the mirror  

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 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")

 

 

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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.  

 

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4. I glued the corners together and then used the pocket hole jig to ensure a tight closure . 

 

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5. finally my favourite part, staining. 

 

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6. I Placed the mirror in grooves and used hot glue to secure .

 

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7. I cut the masonite to fit as a backing and used a staple gun to secure . 

 

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8. Lastly I attached picture hooks and hung it up. 

 

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial . Please be sure to post pictures of your finished mirror :) 

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