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Posted on Framing a Mirror: How do you affix the mirror?

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Randy_ATX

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#1 posted 01-22-2013 01:04 AM

I’ve framed a fair number of mirrors and agree with the comments about doing it like a picture frame. Measure thickness of mirror, add 1/8” for backer board (hard masonite from HomeDepot, etc…) this is the the depth of your rabbit. I’ve done the rabbits with both the table saw or straight router bit and table. After finishing the frame, set your mirror in, backer board and then I like to pre-drill and put these holders about every 6 inches to sandwich in the mirror and back.

If it is a good sized mirror with some weight, I would make sure your miters are strong, perhaps throwing some biscuits in there and well glued up joints.

Good luck!

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH


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