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Wall Mirror
Basic Description Here is a free plan for a framed wall mirror that uses mortise and tenon joinery. You can use the same technique described below to display photographs or paintings. This project requires a relatively small amount of wood and with sufficient sanding and proper finishing, you can achieve a fantastic wall hanging that will make your room appear bigger and more airy.
Materials Wood for frame, mirror, mounting hardware, wood glue, finishing oil, recommended: backing board (hardboard or cardboard). A complete material list is provided below.
Tools Table saw, drill press, various clamps, sandpaper. optional: router with roundover bit. A complete tool list is provided below.
Cost The plan itself is free! Estimated cost of materials: $20
Time 3 hours
Difficulty Easy
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the project plan begins here

step:     1                

The first step involves acquiring the necessary materials and proper tools. It is best to get everything prepared and set-up before commencing because you become free to progress without unnecessary interruptions.

Material List

Item Qty. Description
#1 - Wood for frame. We cut four pieces out of one walnut board. You can use any size you like; the finished dimension of the pieces in our case was: (2) 7/8" x 2 1/2" x 22" (22 x 64 x 556mm) and (2) 7/8" x 2 1/2" x 18" (22 x 64 x 456mm).
#2 1 Mirror.
#3 - Wood glue; we used polyurethane glue
#4 - Finishing oil
#5 1 Recommended: backing board (hardboard or cardboard the same size as mirror)
#6 1 Mounting hardware

Tool List

table saw with miter gauge or crosscut sled
measuring tape
drill press or mortiser
sharp chisels
sander and varying grits of sandpaper
if you are starting with rough lumber, you will need a jointer and planer
router with rabbeting bit (optional: roundover bit)

We recommend that you read through the entire plan and especially the design considerations section before acquiring/assembling all of the requisite tools and materials. There are several options with this project, and it is most prudent to be fully informed of them before making design decisions.

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