How to Add Live Edge to a Mirror

6 Materials
$25
2 Hours
Easy

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 room...now for the walnut beauty!!!

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  • Andrea Bunny 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

  • Christy Christy on Feb 10, 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

  • Tony Tony on May 24, 2021

    I really like the Poplar. What kind of treatment did you use? I have found Poplar difficult to deal with from a treatment perspective.

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