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I always do most of the handwork in my home. I believe if you want something to be done perfectly, you should do it yourself where possible (I know, I’m a control freak!)
Therefore, I take pride in everything I have done in my house without depending on commercial services.
I have been looking at my bathroom mirror, unsatisfied with how bare it looks. Therefore, I had to look for a way to make it look nicer.
The best solution that I came up with is adding a frame to make it “pop” and stand out.
Adding a frame to your bathroom mirror is not an easy thing that everyone can carry out.
Therefore, I have compiled some steps to help you when you want to frame your bathroom mirror.
You can set aside one weekend and get done with fixing the frame to your bathroom mirror.
Materials and tools required.
The whole project can take approximately 4 hours to complete.
• Miter saw
• Gauge finish nailer
• Air compressor
• Table saw
• Bit driver or drill
• Tape measure
• Frame square
• Course thread pocket screw
• Wood glue
Steps to frame a bathroom mirror
Step 1. Make the plan
Start by checking the size of the new frame and the existing mirror. You need to add the frame’s suitable dimensions and mirror for correct proportions.
Determine the style of the bathroom for the right frame material.
Make sure you leave approximately 2” of the frame material for proper joining in the corners.
Step 2. Cut the frame
Once you have the frame’s dimensions, you can cut all four sides of the frame with an extension of 1” longer.
You should have a notch on the frame pieces to make the frame mount against the wall. Take measurement of the mirror`s thickness.
The depth of the mirror thickness will translate to the notch depth. Set out the rip fence using a table saw to remove the width.
Step 3. Remove the notch
Reverse the setting of the saw and make the width the height and the blade height the width to remove the remaining notch portion.
Step 4. Miter the cornersCut each frame end at an angle of 45 degrees using a miter saw (they can cost under $200). Measure the length of each piece using the tip-to-tip approach.
Step 5. Joining the frame pieces
Drill a screw-fitting hole on each side piece using a drill or a pocket hole-jig.
Also, you should not forget to drill through the full depth of the center portion.
Step 6. Glue the pieces together
Layout the frame onto a flat surface. Ensure that each corner fits tight and clean. Spread wood glue on each frame face and join them using a thread pocket screw.
If there are any twisted corners, you can use a gauge finish to pin them until they dry. Allow the pieces to dry for approximately two hours.
Step 7. Finishing the frame
Use the treatment of your choice to finish the front of the frame after it has dried. You can use a whitewash to show how beautiful cedar grains are.
To apply any paint, use a brush and wipe it back with a rag to achieve the desired cedar tone.
Step 8. Mount the frame
Fit the frame over the mirror. Use a small amount of caulk to dab it between the wall and the mirror and tighten the screw.
Mark the stud location using a stud finder on the wall near the frame area.
Dab some caulk in the middle and corners of the frame backside. Nail a gauge finish nail into the horizontal and top parts of the frame at every stud location.
That’s How You Frame Your Bathroom Mirror
Now that you know how to frame your bathroom kitchen, you need to consider safety before you start any DIY work.
Ensure that you follow every single step listed above, but you can use the material of your choice and have fun customising your bathroom mirror!