Mirror Frame #3: Mirror Fitted Backboard Added for Strength..

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 08-24-2016 08:55 PM 350 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Decided to Finish Before Assembly Part 3 of Mirror Frame series no next part

Hand chisels were used to fit the 24” by 36” mirror into the rabbets I cut into the back of the frame.


I decided to add 1/4” Baltic Birch plywood panel to the frame’s back in order to strengthen the frame. The mirror I bought was 1/4” thick and a bit heavy. I doubt the frame itself would have been strong enough to hold mirror. With the plywood panel screwed into the frame along with a cardboard backing between the panel and the mirror should give this mirror frame enough to last.

I will store in in a spare bedroom until I can figure out if I am going to pack and ship this to my granddaughter, or take it to her on my next trip to the Great Northwest.

-- --- Happy Howie

1 comment so far

View jwmalone's profile


769 posts in 121 days

#1 posted 08-26-2016 12:42 AM

Very nice, id be scared to ship it

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics