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Forum topic by siouxdawgs0409 posted 12-06-2009 06:33 AM 1477 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-06-2009 06:33 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question project mirror frame box joint

I am designing a full length mirror that can hang on the wall. I have never made a mirror frame before and was looking for technique on how to put the mirror in the frame.

My frame is basically a box jointed on the end with box joints made from walnut and birds eye maple. I am not sure if I should just basically dado a groove for it and a piece of plywood back or shouold I use some other method? It might be easier to build the box and then get a mirror inside and trim it and hold it in with another method. Any input would greatly be appreciated.

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#1 posted 12-06-2009 10:08 AM

I would make a frame like a picture frame with half lapped miter joints for strenght, cut a dado for the mirror and pin in in from behind just like a picture would be held in place.

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#2 posted 12-06-2009 08:22 PM

Well I am trying to match some other furniture in the room. Some of the furniture is constructed with the box joints so I would like to keep that unless not possible.

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