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jimmcfarlane 10-10-2012 03:09 PM

What is the best way to hang a heavy antique wood framed mirror to a glass wall
 
My wife and I have a wood framed antique mirror that is 23 X 51 inches and weighs approximately 50 lbs. We want to hang it in our formal dinning room on a solid glass one piece mirrored wall. Any suggestions on how to do this?

Gary in WA 10-11-2012 12:09 AM

Welcome to the forums! I'll move you to a better forum for more answers.

Gary

ddawg16 10-11-2012 06:42 AM

Obviously, the last thing you want to do is i drill any holes in the mirror'd wall....

Just courious.....why a mirror on a mirrored wall?

Besides that....they make these little stick on picture hangers.....can't rememer their name...but they have a little tab at the bottom that you pull that lets you remove it. Your going to want a bunch of them.

Next....you need to modify your frame. The standard picture framing wire is not going to work. If it was me, I would be getting a strip of stainless steel, say 18g, the width of the frame (minus a 1/4" at each end) and about 4" tall. Attach that to the back of the mirror towards the top with a couple of short counter sunk wood screws. This is going to be sort of a modified clevis rail.

Next....attach a bunch of those stick on hooks (at least 6 to 8 of them) evenly spaced on the wall where you want the mirror to hang. You want them spaced so they are inside the mirror frame....and in as straight a line as you can make it...the straight part is the most important.

The frame SS strip will then hook into and hang on those hooks.

One thing.....make sure you clean the glass real good before you apply those hooks....I would use glass cleaner and then follow up with rubbing alcohol....you want NO oil on that glass....

Nice thing about those hooks....they stick well....and you can take them off...if they leave any residue...easy to scrape off with a razor blade.

The reason for the metal strip is to distribute the load evenly across the hooks...

joecaption 10-11-2012 07:06 AM

I think I'd be looking at suspending it from the ceiling from wires instead of directly on the glass.
Once the hole is drilled there's no going back if you what to remove the mirror, there's no repairing that hole.


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