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Old 01-24-07, 10:10 AM
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Red face Mirror frame

I'm trying to frame a large mirror that hangs on my dining room wall. I have the wood, all stained and varnished, but how do I hang it around thr frame? I don't want to remove the mirror from the wall, I just want to attach the frame peices to the sides of the mirror using rosettes for the corners. My walls are wet plaster. Do I drill holes in the wood and wall, at stud sites for nails, or can I use liquid nails, gorilla glue or some such to glue the wood to wall? Since plaster walls have a metal (steel?) lathe behind them, would drilling holes for nails be a problem? Any advice or suggestions are welcome and thank you in advance.
 
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Old 01-24-07, 10:33 AM
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Frame can be attached to mirror or wall with adhesive. There are now stick-on moldings available at home centers for updating mirrors and hiding deterioration of backing along edge.
 
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Old 01-24-07, 10:41 AM
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Thanks for your reply. I wish I had known that before buying, staining, etc., the wood I have. I like your suggestion, but now that I have the wood finished (with no other use for it), I'd like to use it. Besides, my finishing job perfectly matches the other trim in my house.
 
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bevanndan, I just completed a similiar project, I bought all my own wood, cut, panted, and glued it to the mirror which was a standard unframed bathroom mirror. I worked perfectly and looks great too. I didn't want to spend several hundred for a preframed mirror. I took the old mirror off the wall, fixed the wall, drilled new holes and put up (new) standard mirror clamps, or what ever they are called, the ones that go on the top and bottom corners of the mirror. I then glued the frame on the mirror. Then I messured and with a roto zip i cut a slot in the mirror frame (infront of the mirror but behind the frame) so the clamps could hold the mirror to the wall and still be covered by the frame, you can't even tell. It looks like a million bucks and only cost me $15.
 
 

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