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Just an update on this, if anyone cares. :coffee:...

Just an update on this, if anyone cares. :coffee:
I completely bailed on the whole idea of reincorporating the old mirrors into a new wooden cabinet, and instead removed the entire old cabinet and...
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Posted By Karnsie

I didn't put anything on it. That's how the...

I didn't put anything on it. That's how the mirror looked when removed from the frame and backing materials. The brown on the back is some sort of coating that apparently was used to protect the...
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Posted By Karnsie

BTW, just this one mirror is almost 9lbs. :eek:

BTW, just this one mirror is almost 9lbs.
:eek:
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Posted By Karnsie

Sorry -- I'm having trouble with attachments....

Sorry -- I'm having trouble with attachments. Pics hopefully attached hereto.
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Posted By Karnsie

Here are pics of the main mirror, removed from...

Here are pics of the main mirror, removed from the metal frame.

I like manden's idea of framing the metal box with wood, because it is occurring to me that because the wood frame of the main...
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Posted By Karnsie

I don't mean to be a d**k, especially since both...

I don't mean to be a d**k, especially since both of you indicated the same understanding, but why is it innately more difficult to connect wood and metal via a hinge? Isn't a matter of just using the...
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Posted By Karnsie

Thank you Marq and Manden, for your replies, and...

Thank you Marq and Manden, for your replies, and thank you for the tips.

My next step is in fact to take one of the mirrors out of the frame. I think the pics I posted might be a bit deceptive due...
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Posted By Karnsie

The plan is definitely to remove the mirrors from...

The plan is definitely to remove the mirrors from the metal frames and build new wood frames for them.

With respect to "the box", the existing box in the wall is also metal. So "Plan A" is to keep...
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Posted By Karnsie

Sorry about the pic thing. Duly noted.

Sorry about the pic thing. Duly noted.
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Posted By Karnsie

Thanks for the response... Yeah, the hinges...

Thanks for the response...

Yeah, the hinges are basically shot! That was the whole impetus for this project.

I'm convinced of the need to remove the metal from the mirrors. I think I've found...
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Posted By Karnsie

Wood Reframe of Antique 3 Mirror Medicine Cabinet?

Hello Folks,

I have an "antique", partially recessed metal medicine cabinet with a center door/mirror and two hinged side mirrors. All of the hinges have rusted and seized, and in one case sheared...
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Gunguy, actually I think I've seen the same in...

Gunguy, actually I think I've seen the same in the past. Will look into it. Thanks.
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Posted By Karnsie

This all came about when the whole socket twisted...

This all came about when the whole socket twisted right out of the thing while trying to change the bulb. It seemed like the best thing was to just replace it. (Plus I liked the idea of changing it...
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Posted By Karnsie

Thanks for the reply. Certainly I thought...

Thanks for the reply.

Certainly I thought of replacing the box, but that is my worst case scenario. With the several additional splices I'd be forced to contend with (with brittle cloth...
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Posted By Karnsie

Help Installing New Ceiling Light on Old-Style Outlet Box

Hi,

I searched through all the posts I could find and found no reference to my problem:

I need to replace a ceiling mounted light fixture in a very old house, and the clearly ancient outlet box...
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Posted By Karnsie

This is just an update, in case anyone who...

This is just an update, in case anyone who offered their help subscribed to responses on this thread. After dinking around with the corrugated fasteners for a bit, I soon got frustrated with that and...
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Posted By Karnsie

Thanks so much for the fast replies and great...

Thanks so much for the fast replies and great advice guys! At first I was thinking the corrugated fasteners might be my cheapest and fastest option, but then I remembered I have a drill press....
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Posted By Karnsie

Need nailing advice - wooden window screens

Hi,

I'm fairly new to the site, so I hope this is the best forum to post this question.

I have a drafty old Victorian which has several leaky old original windows, for which there are no storms...
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