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10-23-2012 04:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: door bracket floor stand mirror

Hey guys!

My wife found these two great antique walnut doors. The doors are 6’8” high and weigh about pounds each. She wants to mount a mirror in the center of each door and create a floor stand mirror. However, I have no clue what to use on the back of the door to allow the door to be stable while leaning on whatever “stand” I buy or create. It would have to look as good as it is stable. I have searched online to no avail. I thought about using steel pipe and elbows, forming a triangle attached by u straps, but how to attach it and stop the pipes from moving and sliding out past 45 degrees.

Does anyone have any ideas? A better and more attractive method?

Thanks in advance!

-- Wood is good.


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#1 posted 10-23-2012 04:42 PM

Sorry, the doors are at least 40 pounds each.

-- Wood is good.

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#2 posted 10-23-2012 05:13 PM

Well, if the doors are solid framed, I would seriously consider a free standing floor stand that allows the user to tilt the mirror with tilt mirror hardware available from a variety of sources. It would have to be a bit burly, but look really neat in the end.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#3 posted 10-23-2012 05:19 PM

Thanks! The doors are definitely solid.

-- Wood is good.

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#4 posted 10-23-2012 06:08 PM

Do you know where I could purchase the mirror swivel screws at a brick and mortar location, rather than ordering through rockler?

-- Wood is good.

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