How to add a wood frame to a large mirror.
Before we moved my old neighbor had done a full home renovation and decided she didn’t need this large framed wall mirror anymore, my luck since I knew I could use it in our new home.
The frame was fine but I wanted a more rustic look:
Simply remove the original frame and add some 1×6’s and 1×2’s to create a new chunkier wood frame:
Here you can see the original decorative frame and the new pine frame:
It makes a perfect full length mirror in our bedroom as well as reflects tons of light:
How to make a wood frame floor mirror:
1. Remove the existing frame all except the smallest inner portion:
2. Cut 1x6s to length for the four sides mitering the corners at 45 degrees.
3. Using a Kreg jig insert the mitered edge (both edges of the long pieces) into the jig:
And make 3 pocketholes:
4. Join the four corners using glue and screws to construct the frame:
5. The cut the four outer 1×2 edge pieces to length using a 45 degree miter on both ends.
6. Attach to frame flush to back using glue and finish nails:
7. Sand frame.
8. Place frame right side down and center mirror right side down on frame.
Predrill countersink holes around perimeter of mirror:
Remember I kept the inner portion of the original frame intact which gives you a place to screw the old frame into the new frame:
9. Screw mirror into new frame through original inner frame portion using 1 1/4″ wood screws:
10. Stain with Minwax (3 parts golden oak, 1 part provincial):
Thanks Kristen, your mirror now has a new home.