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Forum topic by Tito98 posted 01-07-2017 09:45 PM 411 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tito98

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01-07-2017 09:45 PM

Ok, need some help. I am building a jewelry armoire for the wife with a full length mirror on the front. My problem is figuring out how to frame the mirror in without covering the beveled edges. I’ve read and seen many of the projects on here but can’t really find out exactly what to do. Pretty new to woodworking so I’m guessing it’s something simple I’m missing but it has me stumped other than just glueing to a plywood backer which I do not want yo do. Any insight or direction is very much appreciated. Thanks!


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Kirk Hutcherson

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#1 posted 01-07-2017 09:57 PM

I think I would try a rabbet in the inside edge of your frame to inset the mirror into. Make it large enough to apply double stick tape or construction adhesive to hold the mirror in place. Or maybe you could put something decorative in the corners like rosettes that would ‘clamp’ the mirror in place.

-- Kirk

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#2 posted 01-07-2017 09:58 PM



I think I would try a rabbet in the inside edge of your frame to inset the mirror into. Make it large enough to apply double stick tape or construction adhesive to hold the mirror in place. Or maybe you could put something decorative in the corners like rosettes that would clamp the mirror in place.

- Kirk Hutcherson

-- Kirk

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#3 posted 01-08-2017 02:44 AM

Tito98,

The mirror could be surface mounted to the frame using commercially available mirror clips or mirror clips made in the shop. Surface mounting could be done directly to the face of the frame. The mirror could also be inset into the frame that has a rabbet wide enough to accept the mirror and the mirror clips and that is milled into the front face of the frame. The inset method would conceal the edges of the mirror. The mirror clips would cover very little of the bevel on the mirror. It would be a good thing to install plywood or hardboard on the backside of the frame to protect the mirror.

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devann

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#4 posted 01-08-2017 07:27 AM

Have you considered stile & rail construction for the door with the mirror installed like a floating panel?

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#5 posted 01-09-2017 03:12 AM

Thank you everyone for the suggestions, will have to research these topics and figure out what’s best, absolutely appreciate all of the help!

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