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Old 05-16-2012, 10:10 AM   #1
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I am remodeling my bathroom and I am making a frame for the mirror out of baseboards. I already have everything cut and ready to put together. Should I glue the frame together first and then attach it to the mirror or should I glue the frame to the mirror piece by piece?

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Probably glue frame first then attach to mirror

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thats what i thought but i was looking at some youtube videos and they all seem to glue it piece by piece onto the mirror.
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Be sure to black paint the inside of the trim first......

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Be sure to black paint the inside of the trim first......

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I did GBR. Do you have any advise as to attaching the frame? Should I glue the frame together first them put on mirror or glue it to mirror piece by piece?
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easier to get mitre's tight if do frame first
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yeah thats what i think as well. just worried about the liquid nails trying to dry too fast as i am trying to apply it to the whole frame.
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Could you give more details for me as I'd like to do the same. I dislike the common large mirrors found in bathrooms but they are practical.

Why would you paint the trim black inside, unless it's that it might reflect a little in the mirror and look shabby?
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Could you give more details for me as I'd like to do the same. I dislike the common large mirrors found in bathrooms but they are practical.

Why would you paint the trim black inside, unless it's that it might reflect a little in the mirror and look shabby?
I framed a couple mirrors in my house. I used poplar wood and pocket screws and glue to hold it together. I then just used my router to rabbit out the inside on the backside of the frame. I stained the whole frame including the inside part that I rabbeted out, because I didn't want the raw wood to be seen in the mirror. And real simple, just siliconed and drop the mirror in place.
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I almost always use Collins Clips. So, I always glue the frame together on the floor, then fasten it to the wall... seldom to the actual mirror.

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