How To: Framing Mirrors with Crown Molding

A bad, boxy room gets new life with cool new architectural details.

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Tools and Materials:

laser level
pneumatic nail gun
table saw or chop saw
measuring tape
five 20"x20" polished mirrors
crown molding
wood glue
glazing points

Steps:

  1. Lay out mirrors on a flat surface where they will not be damaged. Measure dimensions around mirrors to determine how much molding you will need.
  2. Using the chop saw, cut molding to fit around the mirrors like a picture frame. With the table saw, cut a groove on the back of the frame for the mirror to sit in. The grooves should be the same depth as the thickness of the mirror.
  3. Nail and glue the frame of the mirror together. Once this has dried, attach the mirror to the frame with the glazing points.
  4. Determine where the mirrors will be hung along the wall and measure, making sure they are evenly spaced and level. Use a nail gun to secure the mirrors to the wall.

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