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D.I.Y. grid mirror

craftyhopper
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D.I.Y. grid mirror

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Been wanting a grid mirror for some time, but they are pretty expensive at anything from $500+! So, decided to make one!


Firstly I got my measurements (wrong!!) and got my board cut by Bunnings. Lucky for me, my measurements were too big! I thought I had 30cm mirrors and they were 28cm instead!

 

I started with the outer frame using 9mm square trim. I dry fitted the mirrors & used a drop saw to cut each of the 6mm inner frame trims to create the grid. Because the backing board (6mm MDF) was cut too big, I used a handsaw to cut it down. 

I then used Gorilla glue to fix the trim and taped it down over night. I sprayed all the trim with flat black Rustoleum and then fixed the acrylic mirrors down with more Gorilla glue. 

The whole process took 1.5 days. It was quite fiddly getting the grid perfect and the glue needed to settle overnight. 

There is pretty much no give with the measurements, so next time I’d give myself an extra 1m in each grid. 

Happy with the result 

 

Shopping List

6mm MDF 2400 x 1200

9mm Porta Tasmanian Oak Square Trim

6mm Porta Tasmanian Oak Square Trim

Rustoleum Flat Black 

Gorilla Glue PVA for the Timber

Grorilla Original for the Mirrora

Acrylic Mirrors

StevieB
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Re: DIY Grid Mirror

Very stylish @craftyhopper. Well done and thanks for sharing.

 

It's always great to see you include a shopping list in your posts. I'm sure it's much appreciated by members who want to replicate your creative projects.

 

Look forward to seeing what you come up with next.

 

Stevie

 

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Chaks_DIY
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Re: D.I.Y. grid mirror

I love this project. A cost effective was to create something very glamourous.

 

Well done.

 

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craftyhopper
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Re: D.I.Y. grid mirror

Thanks @Chaks_DIY 

I do love a money saving project! 😊

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Linlin
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Re: D.I.Y. grid mirror

This looks great!! LOVE the shopping list too, very handy!

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StevieB
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Re: D.I.Y. grid mirror

Thanks for joining this discussion @Linlin. I'm sure @craftyhopper appreciates the kind feedback.

 

It's great to see you contributing to discussions over the past couple of weeks and we look forward to hearing more about the projects you have planned around the house and garden.

 

Welcome,

 

Stevie

 

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