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An Easy to Build Mirror Frame


DIY Plans to Build an Espana Mirror Frame

Everyone has a mirror in their home and every once in a while, it is nice to update the frame. The DIY plans to build an Espana Mirror Frame are super-easy to construct, and also easy to customize to fit an existing mirror. The frame is constructed with off the shelf lumber with a carved piece at the top and a shelf, and can be completed in a couple of hours!

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Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • Carved scroll piece for the top
  • Mirror measuring
  • Mirror clips, glazier points, or picture framing tabs
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 1 – 1×3 at 6′
  • 1 – 1×6 at 4′

Cut List:

  • 2 – 1×3 at 35″ – Sides
  • 2 – 1×6 at 17″ – Top & Bottom
  • 1 – 1×4 at 22″ – Shelf

DIY Plans to Build an Espana Mirror Frame

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Step One

Cut the pieces for the frame. Draw the arc on the top edge of the top piece and cut out using a jigsaw or a bandsaw. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material, and drill pocket holes in each end of the 1×6 pieces. Assemble the frame as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Use a router and a 3/8″ rabbeting bit to cut a 3/8″ wide by 3/8″ deep rabbet on the inside of the frame. Use a chisel to square out the corners.

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Step Two

Cut the piece for the shelf. Cut the rounded corners using a jigsaw or a bandsaw, and drill pocket holes along the back edge. Secure the shelf to the frame using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Glue the decorative scroll on the front of the frame, clamping in place until dry.

Finish as desired.

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Step Three

Place the mirror in the frame and secure in place using mirror clips, glazier points, or picture framing tabs.

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The mirror frame would also look fabulous as a regular photo frame. The mirror can be replaced with a chalkboard, dry erase board, or decorative punched aluminum and used as a jewelry organizer! Have any questions about the DIY plans to build an Espana Mirror Frame? Leave a comment below!

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Originally posted 2015-02-13 08:00:15.

Designs by Studio C is your DIY connection to How-To information, DIY projects and free furniture plans. Have questions about the plans? Contact me at cher@designsbystudioc.com!