It’s always a good idea to have a large mirror around the house.
They enhance most rooms because they catch light to make a room look way bigger and brighter. So if you’ve been planning to buy a full-sized mirror, consider making this one instead. This mirror matches all kinds of rustic furniture you might already have around the house.
What You'll Need:
Step 1: Measure and Cut the wood
Measure and cut the wood into these sizes:
- Two 57 1/8” long pieces and two 25 1/4" short pieces from the 1”x6”s
- Two 68” long pieces from the 1”x4”s
Step 2: Drill pocket holes into the 57 1/8” board
Drill two pocket holes on both sides of the 57 1/8” long pieces.
Step 3: Assemble the mirror frame
Put the long and short pieces together to form a rectangular frame. It should look like this.
Use pocket hole screws to attach all the pieces together.
Step 4: Glue the wood strips on top
To make it look thicker and to give the mirror more support, glue the 68” 1”x4”s on either side of the frame. These should be flush against both ends of the frame. And screw everything in place.
Do the same for the two smaller-sized strips at the top and bottom of the frame. Let the glue dry for a few hours.
Step 5: Sand the frame
Even up the sides and get rid of excess glue by sanding the entire frame.
Step 6: Beat the frame with rocks and/or a hammer
To give it the rustic style that we all know and love, pound the frame with knuckle-sized rocks or with a hammer. The random dings and scratches will give it accent features and more character.
Step 8: Install the mirror using the scrap woodblocks
After the frame dries, get about 10 scrap woodblocks. Place the mirror at the back of the frame, and evenly distribute the woodblocks behind it to lock it in place.
Screw the woodblocks to the frame.