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DIY Leaning Framed Floor Mirror

updated Dec 19, 2019
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We’ve featured Amanda’s DIY projects before and she’s a bit of a DIY master.

Skill Level: Moderate
Time Required: 2-3 Hours
Project Cost: Varies depending on mirror size
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What You Need


  • Plate glass mirror
  • Flat wooden boards, 1 inch thick by 3-4 inches wide
  • Wooden boards, 1 inch thick by 1-2 inches wide
  • Sheet of OSB or plywood, four inches wider and taller than the mirror size


  • Table saw
  • Nail gun and nails
(Image credit: Submitted by Amanda)
(Image credit: Submitted by Amanda)
(Image credit: Submitted by Amanda)


  1. Set OSB on a large flat surface, lay mirror on top, centering to fit.
  2. If you want to glue the mirror to the backing, use a mirror safe glue to do so next. We didn’t want to glue our mirror, so instead we ran our 4 inch wide boards through the table saw to create a 1/4 inch by 1 1/4 inch groove along the back to go around the mirror thickness, leaving the rest alone. Make the edges flush with the OSB backing and nail into place from the front. This leaves an ugly, unfinished edge.
  3. To finish off the edge, nail the thinner strips around the edge, leaving a 1/4 to 1/2 inch reveal around the first trim boards which creates a double frame for a layered look.
  4. To safely mount our large mirror to the wall, we used extra trim boards to keep a thin gap between the mirror back and the wall, screwing directly through the front into studs.

Hop on over to Our Humble Abode for more pictures and info!

Thanks, Amanda!

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