The Brellis House


Framing a Mirror with Fence Boards

Posted on August 23rd, 2013 by Susanna

wooden-mirror-frameFor years I’ve been collecting inspiration and watching out for the perfect wood to frame our gigantic floor mirror that I inherited from my grandmother. Here’s a picture from our upstairs renovations of the unframed mirror:unframed mirror

I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted after collecting photos on pinterest.  I always wanted to use fence boards from my parent’s old farm, but that never worked out so when I saw this on craigslist I immediately jumped.

I filled the back of my tiny car with (dirty, buggy) fence boards and headed home to start cutting. The mitered edges were tricky (warped, uneven wood doesn’t lend itself to nice, snug 45 degree angles) and we ended up getting my parents and their assortment of table saws involved. After many hours we finally got the edges to line up, screwed in some brackets and mirror clips to hold it on the frame, and finally we have an awesome floor mirror that didn’t cost any more than a few dollars for the hardware!

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Unfortunately, we didn’t really consider our slopey cape cod ceilings when we were measuring out the frame and now the mirror is kinda squished in the space but we’re very happy with it and maybe it’ll fit better in our next house. :)wooden-mirror-frame-top-corner