|Forum topic by DrTebi||posted 03-24-2010 11:10 AM||4224 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
03-24-2010 11:10 AM
I have just finished building a large frame in quarter-sawn oak. It’s in the finishing phase right now…
The project is for a “TV Mirror”—I routed a rabbet into the back of the frame for a special mirror glass (dielectric tv mirror glass). The entire thing will go in front of my TV, which is sitting recessed in the wall above the fireplace.
The idea of this mirror is, that when the TV is off, the mirror acts as a normal mirror (a bit less reflective than a standard mirror). When the TV is on, the TV “shines” through. The TV looses a bit in brightness, but it’s really hardly noticeable—I have a test piece of that mirror.
Anyway, I am not sure what the best way is to mount the mirror. Obviously it will go into the rabbet; I will have about 1/8 of an inch extra space, and a bit more than 1/4 overlapping.
I was thinking to use some L-shaped brass mounts (I could make those myself), maybe 2 inches wide and mount these along the rabbet. I would glue some type of rubber onto the end that touches the mirror, to avoid chipping.
Would that be a good solution? Any suggestions on what else I could use, or any product that is specifically for this?
Thanks in advance…
(Attached two sketches)