|Forum topic by JCantin||posted 05-23-2011 04:17 PM||2460 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
05-23-2011 04:17 PM
Looking for tips on framing a large 48” x 36” bedroom mirror. I’ve not taken it off the wall but assume it is heavy, maybe 40 lbs. Here are my thoughts:
1. Half laps for the joints pinned with accenting dowel for strength and simplicity (vs mitering).
2. Mirror rabbetted into the back of the frame with room for either a) retainer strips or b) a backer board with glazing points.
3. How much of the mirror should the rabbet capture, 1” all around?
4. French cleat or Z-bar for hanging.