How to Design Framed Mirrors in Bathroom Accessories


Did you know that you could invent your own framed mirrors? Instead of heading to the store and purchasing pricey mirrors, you can use materials around your home or purchase affordable products to design your own mirror. Need help?

How to invent your own mirror:
Designing your own mirrors is the start of creating a completely new bathroom. You can use materials around the home, such as photo frames. Try to choose an embellishing prototype. The embellished frame will make a great wall mirror, or you can design tabletop mirrors and use them as vanities. Vanities make nice displays, especially when you surround them with your favorite items, including perfumes and so on.

How do I choose textile?
Again, you will need a picture frame. You want a frame that fits the mirror. It depends on the size you want to accomplish, otherwise try choosing mirror and frames with the amount of cm you need, which is around one-eighth inch to a quarter inch. You will need an additional three to six centimeters, which equals around the same measurements.

How do I add a back?
You can use hardboard to add your backing. When choosing the board, however, make sure that it matches the weight of the mirror. Rather, make sure that the cardboard will hold up the frame and mirror weight. Mirrors typically weigh approximately 750 grams depending on the dimension. In this instance, you are making the quarter frame, so you will need to consider 0.32 squares per m. If your mirror weighs more than 3 pounds, you will need a board to hold 1.6 kg per square foot. The thickness of the board should then be around one-eighth inch. The mirror will fit into your rabbet, which you can have the glass cut at any glass shop or mirror shop that specializes in glass products. If you want to use fancy material, purchase hardboards of equal size.

Once you have your materials together, you will need to fit the mirror onto the backing. The backing should slide into the groove cut or wood joints (rabbet). Once you have inserted the parts, you will need to nail your brads mildly to avoid breaking your mirror, nailing it into the picture frame. If you intend to hang the mirror on your wall, you will need hangers that you want to pivot. 

How to choose mounting materials:
You will need your mirror, frame, short screws, corner brace, craft paper (brown), dual-adhesive farmer tape, dust cover, hangers, a couple of mirror hangers, awl, jigsaw, knife, and additional screws to mount your frame. 

Now that you have a basic idea, you can start creating your mirror. In short, it takes ten steps completely to create your framed mirror. To finish your mirror, we recommend that you visit your local library and check out books to direct you. Otherwise, I will briefly walk you through the ten steps.

Your first step is to face your frame on the wrong side and secure your brace corners, fastening it transversely to connect with the miter corners. With your awl, create pilot holes in the back of your frame. Once you have created the holes, insert the screws. If you have purchased hardboard or are using cardboard, cut the board so that it matches the size of your mirror. Facedown, place the mirror inside your wood joints. Now you can place your hardboard/cardboard inside the wood joints and over your mirror. Brads should be inserted at this point, which should measure at 2.5 cm at the intervals of your corners.

Next, use your tape to adhere the frame, layering the tape at the outer edges of your frame and around 3 mm. Remove the paper cover. Now you are off to a great start in completing your mirror. Use your brown construction paper and cut 5 cm, creating a strip extending a considerable distance beyond your picture frame. Once you have your paper over the backboard, you want to secure it. Use your construction tape. The last step is to trim, mark, and measure to add your hangers. 

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