How do you make a homemade mirror frame?
How to Build a Mirror Frame
- Measure your mirror. You’re going to glue the frame to the edges of the mirror, so make the outside edge of the frame match the outside dimensions of the mirror.
- Choose your wood.
- Plan corners.
- Stain both sides of the wood.
- Measure twice, cut once.
- Attach the frame to the mirror.
What kind of wood is used for mirror frames?
If your room is dark, consider using oak or pine to lighten the space. If your room has sufficient light, you may want to use darker wood, such as cherry, mahogany or redwood. We’ve decided to paint our frame white rather than stain it, so we’re using birch plywood to save money.
What do you use to frame a mirror?
Using an MDF baseboard is certainly the easiest way to frame a mirror, but you can also use different materials to make a one-of-a-kind piece. Try reclaimed boards for a rustic look or a bright paint color to coordinate with the wall color or wallpaper.
Can you glue a frame to a mirror?
If the mirror is attached to the wall with screw clips, either notch out the frame to accommodate the clips, or remove the clips and attach the mirror to the wall with construction adhesive. Attach the frame to the wall and mirror using two-part epoxy glue and finishing nails.
How do you secure a mirror to a frame?
Put a thin bead of silicone around the edge of the mirror or inside lip of the frame. Carefully align the mirror to the back and press it into place. If the picture frame has a backing material, you could also attach the mirror to that instead and use it to secure the mirror inside the frame.