How to Add Live Edge to a Mirror

6 Materials
2 Hours

I made one of these live edge mirrors for our house and have since made a handful for friends! Whether you want to dress one up or save a broken one (like I’m doing in this case🙈)...

For this one, I’m starting with a damaged 4’ mirror.

I started by organizing some scrap 3/4” plywood. I cut it about 6” wider than the mirror so I’d have some meat to screw into the walnut. Then, I arranged it to fit the height of the mirror flush.

I put dabs of loctite all over the plywood! An older contractor taught me that dabs will grab and hold better than lines...which is what I would normally do😜

Once the mirror was all glued up, I got the pieces of walnut set in place, marked and cut!

To keep the mirror and wood level, I put more scrap plywood (1/4”) strips running on top of the 3/4” right beside the mirror and glued that down.

I used more loctite to adhere the walnut to the mirror and plywood then screwed through the back making sure the screw weren’t too long and that I didn’t hit mirror😜

A little tung oil and that’s a wrap!! Now to find a spot for it to hang🙌🏼🔨🍷

This is the 6’ monster with poplar we currently have in our for the walnut beauty!!!

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  • Jackie Lett
    on Mar 21, 2019

    I really love this, but is it hard to clean the mirror around the bark? Does it or will it chip off?

    • Jenn
      on Apr 12, 2019

      That's a good question!! I would like to know also

  • Andrea Bunny
    on Mar 21, 2019

    Good job. Do you recall where you got the rough edges pieces of plywood? It has the brown tree bark edges still on it? I haven't seen this at our Lowe's and doubt home Depot? Thanks

    • Debi
      on Jul 18, 2019

      Ir is a different idea I like and could be used around door ways as well. Gives a nice cabin feel. I will try this in my new garden shed.

  • Christy
    on Feb 11, 2020

    Can you text me because my daughter really wants 2 mirror for her hair salon. Can you make this for her. Text me 480-326-0240

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  • Debi
    on Jul 18, 2019

    Yes I plan to use it in my garden shed around my windows. Very cabin feel.

  • Carmen
    on Jul 20, 2019

    Reminds me of “Through the Looking Glass”

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