Quick Project: Box Frame Bathroom Mirror
Make this simple box frame for a bathroom mirror for a small bathroom or guest loo.
This simple box frame has a plywood back and pine sides. You can paint or stain in your choice of colour to match your bathroom decor. The shelf at the bottom of the frame offers a practical ledge for small bathroom items that normally clutter up the sink area.
Mount the box frame bathroom mirror in a small bathroom or guest bathroom.
1. Place your mirror on the plywood for the back and outline the shape. Use a jigsaw to cut out this section.
GOOD TO KNOW: You can have all the pieces cut to size at your local Builders Warehouse.
2. Cut  sides and a top and bottom piece to fit around the mirror and plywood back. This mirror is 400mm wide x 700mm long. The sides are cut to 700mm length and the top and bottom to 368mm to fit between the sides.
3. Assemble using wood glue and a hammer and panel pins, or use a biscuit joiner and biscuits, or you would even use a pockethole jig.
GOOD TO KNOW: Sand any uneven edges before assembly.
4. Secure the frame to the back with steel brackets and 16mm screws. Also attach  hangers at the top of the back for mounting onto the wall.
5. Give the frame a final sanding with 240-grit sanding pads for a smooth finish.
6. Apply your choice of tinted wood sealer to protect the frame when mounted in a bathroom.
7. Secure the mirror onto the back of the box with a glue suitable for use with mirrors. Mirrorfix adhesive allows you to mount mirrors up to 6mm thickness. You will find a selection of glues for mounting mirrors at your local Builders store.