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Old 06-23-2011, 02:57 PM   #16
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I'm not sure I understand how putting the adhesive on would screw up the silvering. Mirrors (like on closet doors, etc) are often attached with mirror adhesive, and that seems to be o.k. Now, if the cleat or the board were to pull away, I can see how that would be a mess!

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Old 06-23-2011, 03:02 PM   #17
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I'm not sure I understand how putting the adhesive on would screw up the silvering. Mirrors (like on closet doors, etc) are often attached with mirror adhesive, and that seems to be o.k. Now, if the cleat or the board were to pull away, I can see how that would be a mess!
Maybe you're right! Hey, if you're wrong you can always buy a replacement mirror. can't you!
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:05 PM   #18
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How thick and wide is the actual frame? If the glass could be drilled (by you or a pro) then screwing the cleats to the top and bottom rails should work shouldn't it?

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Wildie--the mirror was, in essence, free. So if I screw it up, no big deal. Although of course, I'd rather not.

Rick--it's about 2 3/4" wide, and about 1/2" think (it's decorative baseboard trim). The 2 places I called said they would not drill it. Well, one said maybe, but they'd have to see it first.
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Here's a section view of my other suggestion - adding a perimeter frame...

Is this a possibility?
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Rick, that's a good idea. I certainly have enough scrap wood to try it.
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sheahasu,

You could even route a small profile in the front edge where it would meet the original frame to make it look like it's all part of the original mirror.

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look up gunther mirror mastic.

safe for the silvering, holds very well.

Buddy of mine... their family runs a glass shop. I've helped them put up many sheets of mirror with this stuff.

keep in mind this is permanent.
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i think you need to flip the wood blocks.

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