How to Add Live Edge to a Mirror

Sawdust & Whiskey
by Sawdust & Whiskey
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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  • 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.

  • Justine Parkhurst Justine Parkhurst on Jan 12, 2023

    Beautiful and brilliant. Could these be hung or are they too heavy for that? What if anything do you do to keep them secure?


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