DIY Minimal Floor Mirror

DIY Minimal Floor Mirror @themerrythoughtAs I’ve been redoing my room, my ornate vintage mirror has been seeming a bit out of place in this minimal new space. I’ve been looking for a new mirror that fits in a bit better with everything else I have going on in there with very little success. That of course always leaves me in the same place – just have to make something I want! Which works out pretty well for the blog… 😉 I love the way this turned out but I’ve decided that I never want to do another mirror project again! Trying to find an angle where  it’s not just you staring back at yourself in the mirror is even more difficult than you would think.
DIY Minimal Floor Mirror @themerrythoughtWhat you need:
-Pine Board (1″ x 12″ x 6 ft)
-Frameless Mirror
-Tape Measure
-Bar Clamps
-Wood Glue

How to make it:
-Cut out four 12″ x 12″ pieces of wood.
-Use wood glue in between two of the pieces of wood, clamp together and let dry.
-Repeat with the other two pieces of wood.
-Measure and cut your pieces down to 11.5″ wide x 10.5″ tall.
-Measure and mark out 3″ at the center, top of the wood and 3″ up from bottom on each side. Connect the ends of these measurements to form a V (-ish) shape.
-Cut out the sections (corners) you just marked.
-Sand edges if necessary.
-Measure to the center of the top 3″ section. Draw an 8″ line at that point towards the bottom of the board.
-Measure out from that line the width you will need to cut out for your mirror. This will vary based on mirror size. (My mirror was 1/8″ thick and I added an extra 1/8″ for the felt lining – if your mirror is thicker, your measurements will be different.) I measured 1/8″ out from each side of the center line (totaling 1/4″ thick but keeping it centered.)
-Cut out this section.
-Cut out four 1″ x 7″ pieces of felt and glue to each side of the inside of this cut.
-Once they are dry, slide mirror into place. If it isn’t a tight fit, use glue on the back of the mirror before placing it into the wood.
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  • Friday, March 6, 2015 - 7:05 pm

    Iruka Ndukuba - Loving the raw finish look.ReplyCancel

  • Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 5:19 pm

    Malissa - I really love this! So simple yet pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 9:41 am

    Lois House - Great DIY floor mirror. Thank you for the tips.ReplyCancel

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 1:30 pm

    Ashley - This is beautiful, but how sturdy is it? It looks like it could be a hazard.ReplyCancel

    • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 1:54 pm

      Caitlin McGrath - It’s not the most kid friendly mirror because it shouldn’t be pushed on or leaned against a lot. But I have picked it up and moved it around my apartment and it’s pretty sturdy. You’d have to hit it pretty hard to break it. Sturdiness will also depend on how thick of a mirror you use.ReplyCancel

  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 12:23 pm

    nancy - This is so nice, what a great idea. Couldn’t you use a 2×12 or do they cost a lot? This would be so cool with rounded edges on the mirror and rounded edges on the wood blocks. Stain
    the blocks. Sort of Art Deco meets Minimalism.
    If people are worried about it breaking, you could put laminating sheets or contact paper on the back of the mirror. It could still break but the glass might not go anywhere.ReplyCancel

    • Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 12:28 pm

      Caitlin McGrath - Thanks so much! Love your ideas – you could definitely use 2″ wood, our store just doesn’t carry it in the type of wood that I wanted to use.ReplyCancel

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 6:07 pm

    rbckh - I love this so much! I’m kind of in the same boat as you were. I’m re-doing my room and everything else in it is very minimalistic but I have a vintage standing mirror and it just doesn’t go. So, I’m gonna get my boyfriend help me make this this weekend :) I just had one quick question though. Would I absolutely need to use pine board? Or is it just the wood you preferred?ReplyCancel

    • Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 12:38 am

      Caitlin McGrath - That’s just a decently priced type of wood that was the color I was looking for.ReplyCancel

  • Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 12:27 pm

    Eden Passante - So cool! I love how simple and elegant it is!ReplyCancel

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