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

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#1 posted 01-22-2013 03:29 PM

Thanks everyone for the information. I am curious about the backer board. I get the sense that most of you cut the backer board to roughly the same size as the mirror itself? I suppose I’m having a hard time visualizing what the end product is supposed to look like.

Also, I am hoping to minimize the investment into any additional tools if possible, so I thought I’d toss out an idea that you all inspired. At the moment, I believe the mirror is 3/16” If I were to cut the rabbet groove to be slightly larger than the mirror, can I perhaps pad the excess space with ~1/2” of 3/16” hardboard to fill the groove. With that padding, I could cut the backer board to be 1” larger in length and width, and use pan-head screws to hold the mirror in place. Any thoughts or glaring concerns about this approach (e.g. wood movement)?

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