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Edwin

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02-15-2014 03:49 PM

I need to glue a mirror to a frame that I made for my daughter in-law. The frame is made of oak 30” x 16”, It is a wall mounted jewelry box. It is the door to the box. Just the frame, Nothing behind it so that is the problem…Help…ED

-- Ed Port Republic


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NoLongerHere

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#1 posted 02-15-2014 04:04 PM

can’t you put a back on it? mirror backs aren’t very pretty. If you scratch it, you’ll ruin it too.

picture would help. what was there before?

might be better to remake the frame and dado it to hold the mirror and add a back – no glue.

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tinnman65

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#2 posted 02-15-2014 04:05 PM

I would guess some doulble sided carpet tape or a hot melt glue gun might do the trick. Good luck:)

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#3 posted 02-15-2014 04:05 PM

Sounds like an accident waitin’ to happen.
Bill

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Karson

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#4 posted 02-15-2014 04:09 PM

I wouldn’t use anything on the back because the silver coating is not a permanent place.

I would think about using some epoxy on the glass edge and gluing it into the frame. Someone else mentioned hot melt glue. that might also work. Clear Silicone caulk could also be a substitute.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#5 posted 02-15-2014 04:12 PM

Like Mark said your better off making it removable ,if you have to glue it use a mirror adhesive other types of adhesive will react with the mirror backing,

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Liquid-Nails-10-oz-Mirror-Adhesive-LN-930/100162845

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#6 posted 02-15-2014 05:30 PM

I’m lost without pictures – I can’t picture what you are talking about. I normally use Silicone to adhere mirrors to wood. You only need a few dabs around the outer rim on the mirror and perhaps a couple of dabs in the center. Once dry you will have a heck of a time removing the mirror.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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bondogaposis

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#7 posted 02-15-2014 05:37 PM

Glass stops in a rabbet. I would use some plywood for backing though.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Clint Searl

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#8 posted 02-15-2014 06:05 PM

Mirror adhesive, duh.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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bigblockyeti

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#9 posted 02-15-2014 06:14 PM

A rabbet would be safer, using a little silicone around the edge will give you something that can be cleaned out if the mirror were damaged and needed to be replaced.

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distrbd

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#10 posted 02-15-2014 06:20 PM

Adhesive caulking in the corners and a couple of dabs in the middle should do it.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#11 posted 02-15-2014 06:42 PM

I made custom frames for the mirrors in our bathroom and used silicone to glue them on. It seems to hold really well. However, mine aren’t a door to anything. I made my frames with a rabbet so I agree with Bondo and yeti on that.

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#12 posted 02-15-2014 07:47 PM

I have used silicon caulking for this type of thing before and it works, but a backing would be safe, a broken mirror is not a great thing.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#13 posted 02-16-2014 12:53 PM

As Jim Suggested doing…I have a 36” square mirror that I made the frame for and secured the glass with clear Silicone. This was in 1983 and it is still holding well.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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mahdee

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#14 posted 02-16-2014 01:39 PM

Hi,
I wouldn’t use anything with adhesive in it. I did that a few times and trying to get a broken glass out becomes very tasking and dangerous. Made this medicine cabinet about 16 years ago from solid oak and the mirror is held with Plexiglas. I am sure there are all kinds of fasteners out there you can use to secure it in place without using adhesive.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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Wildwood

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#15 posted 02-16-2014 02:16 PM

I used epoxy to glue 3” bevel mirrors to wood I turned. Might try one of these products next time.

http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/pl_ca_mirror/overview/Loctite-PL-520-Mirror-Adhesive.htm

http://www.liquidnails.com/products/mirror-adhesive-LN930

Also thought about trying auto products only because do not need much adhesive.

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/accessories/3M-Rear-view-mirror-adhesive/_/N-25up?itemIdentifier=218428_0_0_

-- Bill

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