How do I fix a floor length mirror from tilting?

Tiffany Capwell
by Tiffany Capwell


i have beautiful oval wooden floor length mirror that stand on legs but the problem is it tilts up. I can’t get it to stay vertical so I can actually use it.

  7 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Mar 10, 2019

    Tighten the screws that are in the middle of the stand.

  • Most of them tilt, and one you find a suitable position there should be screws you can tighten. Sometimes there is a wedge at the back you can move to hold the mirror in place.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Mar 11, 2019

    tighten the screws/bolts holding the mirror to the stand

  • Tiffany Capwell Tiffany Capwell on Mar 11, 2019

    I’ve tied to tighten them but I wonder if need to put some wd40 on it. The screws might be warped from how old it is

  • Em Em on Apr 16, 2021

    Remove the screws that hold the mirror in place on the sides. Put small shreds for a scrap piece of wood you shave off with a knife or wooden match sticks in the hole. Replace the screws. This will tighten the screw by making the hole smaller. WD 40 is a lubricant. It will make thing slippery not tighten them.

  • The screws need tightening. If they aren't holding, remove them and put some toothpicks in the holes. Add the screws and they should tighten and hold.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jul 01, 2023

    If you can't do anything else with it why not attach it directly to the wall? I realize it is decorative but I would error on the side of safety.