mirror casing


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Old 10-23-02, 03:02 PM
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mirror casing

I am going to install a casing around a 4'X 5' mirror. (similar to
a door or window casing). But as there is nothing simple to attach it to, i.e. a wall, any tips as to how to secure the casing to the mirror. I am envisioning 45 deg. angle cuts in the corners and a 4 or 5 inch casing.

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Old 10-24-02, 09:13 AM
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Framing a mirror

Typically wood trim is installed on the wall surrounding the mirror. The trim overlaps the mirror like a picture frame and is not attached to the mirror.
 
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Old 10-26-02, 10:01 AM
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If the casing is being applied directly over the mirror starting at the edge of the mirror then use an adhesive like liquid nails or even silicone.
 
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Old 11-07-02, 07:39 AM
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This session addresses a similar question that I have... large existing wall mounted mirror (one piece, running the entire length of the bathtub)... wanted to "dress" it up by framing; however, only approx. 1 inch of space around edges of mirror. If I can fit a frame by affixing it to the surrounding wall... how do I get the frame to overlap the thick edge of the mirror?

And, if this doesn't work, what type of materials (wood, metal) can be adhered to a mirror using liquid nails, etc.? Can this adhesive withstand moisture of a bathroom?
 
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Old 11-08-02, 03:45 PM
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You must find a frame that has a 1/4" deep rabbet and 1" or less from the rabbet to the outside edge of the frame. An easier way might be to find a flat molding 1 1/4" wide or more and apply it over the mirror. If you can't find a flat moulding you may have to make it flat by running it through a table saw. Liquid nails or silicone can be used to adhere the frame to the wall or mirror.
 
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Old 11-09-02, 12:44 PM
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This information is very helpful. One last question, can liquid nails withstand the moisture of a bathroom?
 
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Old 11-09-02, 08:17 PM
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Exterior Liquid Nails will withstand moisture as well as silicone. Clear silicone might be your best bet since it will reflect in the mirror. You should also paint the back of the molding black since black disappears when it reflect in the mirror.
 
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Old 11-11-02, 06:24 AM
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Thanks again!
 
 

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