A mirror is one of the most important cosmetic fixtures in a bathroom. It adds to the decor and the ambiance of your bathroom. To have an exciting bathroom, you must add some additional touches to your mirror. For that, a wooden frame would be a great touch. If you’re worrying about the cost, don’t. You can do-it-yourself. We’ll teach you how. Framing a bathroom mirror is a really quite simple DIY project. All you need is the right equipment and a pair of savvy hands.
Measure the mirror on the wall. Use a measuring tape to determine the length and width of the frame that you’re planning to add to your bathroom mirror. Now using a table saw, cut the wood to the appropriate sizes based on what you have measured. Make sure to cut out some pockets or grooves for the edges of the mirror.
After cutting of the wood pieces for frame, nail the frame to the wall on all both sides of the mirror. Be a careful not to hit the mirror while hammering. Be sure that the groves of the trim pieces are facing down the mirror. Then, continue nailing the top and bottom of the frame.
To add additional detail to your frame, cut out and nail a sill board on the bottom edge of your frame. Make sure to cover any visible screws or nails, as it would ruin the whole beauty of your mirror. You can cover it with trim pieces that are about 3/16″ in depth. To make a false front then just use small nails. Add the final molding using trim pieces over the top and sides of the frame.
The last thing you should do with your framed mirror is add some small details to make it clean and firm. To do that, cover the visible nails with wood filler. Add a bead of silicone around the mirror for added firmness. Make sure to wipe any excess wood filler or silicone off of the wall using a clean wet rag.
When using a table saw, make sure that you really know how to use it. If not, never hesitate to ask for assistance from a DIY expert. Also, keep the table saw unplugged when not in use or when adjusting the blade and fence to avoid accidents.
When you’re done with your frame installation, you can paint it or finish it. But. make sure that you’ve already decided what to apply before starting to avoid regrets in the end. Applying stain to the wood is simple. But, having to re-install a DIY mirror frame can be very frustrating.