|Project by Kelly||posted 02-11-2014 02:26 PM||3037 views||8 times favorited||8 comments|
I was asked to build a free standing dressing mirror for the bedroom. But since space is always tight I decided to put it on the wall. My concern was how to hang it. I looked around LJ and saw a few had used a french cleat which I had pretty much decided on going with, but I wanted it to sit very close to the wall so ruled it out. At the same time I was building some drawers and thats when I thought of using drawer slides and the project evolved from there.
I dadoed a slot for the slides on the back of the mirror which allowed for the mirror to sit about 3/16”” off the wall. Its almost impossible to see the slides and you’d never guess that there was anything behind it or that it moves. I used a set of self closing slides so that the mirror does not move unless you give it a gentle tug. It slides very easy and overall I’m very happy with the way it turned out.
Because the box is only as deep as a stud my ties would get swiped as the mirror opened and closed, so I added a little pivoting arm to keep them from rubbing.
Both my sons have asked that I build one in their own homes to conceal their gun safes… which means another fun project for the future!