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FREE DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Durant Wall Mirror Inspired by Room and Board

This wall mirror is one of the easiest projects ever! The DIY furniture plans to build a Durant wall mirror features a deep wood frame surrounding an off-the-shelf mirror with a shelf underneath. The mirror can be found at Home Depot and is truly inexpensive (search 24×30 bath mirror on their website). The base is constructed out of 1/2″ plywood and the frame is constructed out of 1/2″ craft boards. This is a fabulous project for any skill level!

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Durant Wall Mirror

Materials:

  • 1-1/2″ brad nails
  • 24×30 bath mirror
  • Mirror adhesive
  • D-tab hangers (to hang the mirror)
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (80, 120, 220 grits)
  • Finishing Supplies

Lumber:

  • 4 – 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ poplar or oak craft boards at 36″
  • 1 – 1/2″ x 2-1/2″ poplar or oak craft board at 36″
  • 1 – 4′ x 4′ sheet of 1/2″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 1 -1/2″ plywood at 24-1/4″ x 36″ – Base
  • 2 – 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ craft boards at 36″ – Frame
  • 2 – 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ craft boards at 25-1/4″ – Frame
  • 1 – 1/2″ x 2-1/2″ craft board – Frame Shelf

Notes About the Project:

Measure the mirror for the exact dimensions and make adjustments to the base, frame and shelf as necessary. There should be at least 1/8″ of space for the mirror. Sand all of the pieces prior to assembly. The frame will be finished before the mirror is attached.

Step One

Cut the pieces for the base and the frame. Secure the side pieces of the frame to the base using glue and 1-1/2″ brad nails. The back edge of the frame pieces will be flush with the back face of the base.

Secure the top and bottom frame pieces to the base and side frame pieces using glue and 1-1/2″ brad nails.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Durant Wall Mirror_Base & Frame

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the shelf. The back edge of the shelf will rest against the base. Secure the shelf in place using glue and 1-1/2″ brad nails.

Finish the frame as desired.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Durant Wall Mirror_Shelf

Step Three

Apply mirror adhesive to the base, and place the mirror in the opening. Install the D-tab hangers on the back of the frame and hang where desired using screws in wall studs or the appropriate wall anchors.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Durant Wall Mirror_Mirror

The mirror can be replaced in the shelf with cork, a chalkboard or a dry erase board for a different look. Have questions about the DIY furniture plans to build a Durant wall mirror? Leave a comment below!

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