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How to build a mirror frame with store bought crown molding

May 09, 2020
Hi I'm Andy glass of glassimpressions today we're going to convert this boring bathroom here from this to this using standard

crown

molding

from the big box

store

stick around hope you enjoy I went to the local big box

store

and picked out a long section of original

crown

molding

that I like. I brought it to the shop and started cutting 45 degree miters on my miter saw. make sure it is at a perfect 45 degree angle using a stop block of some kind it is very important if your parts are not exactly the same length your

frame

will not be square but most importantly it will have gaps in your miters iDrive fit my parts and make a line on each piece.
how to build a mirror frame with store bought crown molding
I will then use my Festool Domino to make some loose tenon joinery. It's important to note that you don't need expensive tools to do this project. You can easily use a joinery tenon or even a regular butt joint. The loose tang offers additional strength. a and it will ensure that the miter stays gap free for a long time if your miters don't come out perfect use the proper wood filler if you are going to stain it or use regular wood filler and putty if you are going to paint it once the

frame

is done be ready for glue I applied glue to both ends and loose tenons and put a couple of clamps on each joint to close the gaps and also a single F clamp on each joint to make sure they are nice and flush Lightly sand the part back to make sure it will sit nice and flush with the

mirror

.
how to build a mirror frame with store bought crown molding

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I use a set of bench biscuits to raise the frame of my work surface. Note: I'm going to stain the back first and then flip it over so the front doesn't stain and then sit at work. once the stain is dry I use a few coats of rattle tin polyurethane to give it a nice shine and protection after the poly has dried we can apply a high quality double sided tape to the back to ride it. the

mirror

at first i was a bit nervous it was not going to hold up but let me tell you if you use a high quality brand it is not going anywhere, well the frame turned out great and it looks even better in its place.
how to build a mirror frame with store bought crown molding
I have two installation tips that I would like to share with you. Be sure to use a high quality double sided tape that is a bit thick. I highly recommend the 3m exterior or permanent red tape and my second installation tip is to

build

your frame the hair larger than your own mirror due to the back bevel on the crown molding we

bought

at the big box store now you can see this mirror. I notice that when I test fit it, I moved it to the left a bit so when people walk into the bathroom they don't.
how to build a mirror frame with store bought crown molding
I don't see the left side, no one will be standing in the angle where the camera is now in the upper right corner of the bathroom. thanks for looking and i'll see you next time

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