DIY Wall Mounted Box Mirror

DIY Wall Mounted Box Mirror

DIY Wall Mounted Box Mirror

Hey everyone, this is Susan, and I'm back with a new two-hour build project. This time we built a Wall Mounted Box Mirror for our home. It can be used to store makeup and doubles up as a small mirror.

It's a beginner build and can be a great build if you are making a box for the first time.

DIY Wall Mounted Box Mirror

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Things you need for this build

Materials

Tools

Plan for making the box

DIY Wall Mounted Box Mirror Plan
DIY Wall Mounted Box Mirror Plan

How to Make the Wall Mounted Box Mirror

Step 1: So as the first step we cut out 4 pieces for the sides from the ½” x 3-½” lumber measuring  ½” x 3-½” x 8” each. Then we beveled the edges at 45 degrees using the miter saw.

Side Piece Plan
Side Piece Plan
Cutting the bevel for the side piece
Cutting the bevel for the side piece

Step 2: Then, we had to make the support piece inside the box, which gives it reinforcement. We took the ¾” x ½” pine molding and made four pieces measuring ½” x ¾” x 7” each. Again we beveled the edges at 45 degrees using the miter saw.

Support Piece Plan
Support Piece Plan
Four pieces for the side and four pieces for the inner support piece
Four pieces for the side and four pieces for the inner support piece

Step 3: Then, we sanded each piece thoroughly up to 220 grit.

Sanding each piece
Sanding each piece

Step 4: After this, we marked a point x mm from the edge of the side piece for fixing the inner piece. We transferred the same length to each piece using our marking gauge.

Marking the gap for fixing the inner piece using a marking guage
Marking the gap for fixing the inner piece using a marking gauge

After this, we used wood glue and nails to fix the inner piece to the bottom of the side piece. We did for all four side pieces.

Applying glue before fixing the support piece
Applying glue before fixing the support piece
Nailing the support piece to the side piece
Nailing the support piece to the side piece
All Side pieces with support piece fixed
All Side pieces with support piece fixed

Step 5: Then, we joined each side piece to the adjoining piece by using nails and wood glue.

applying glue before fixing the side piece
applying glue before fixing the side piece
applying glue before fixing the side piece
applying glue before fixing the side piece
Nailing the side piece
Nailing the side piece
Nailing the side piece
Nailing the side piece
Completed box frame
Completed box frame
Completed box frame
Completed box frame
Completed box frame
Completed box frame

Step 6: So, with this, our frame was ready! Now we had to fix the mirror and the plywood at the base to cover the mirror.

Size of the mirror
Size of the mirror
Base Piece Plan
Base Piece Plan
Finishing the box with teak oil
Finishing the box with teak oil
Fixing the plywood to seal the back side of the box
Fixing the plywood to seal the back side of the box
Box with Mirror
Box Mirror
DIY Wall Mounted Box Mirror

We hope you liked our DIY box mirror project! Happy DIYing! 

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About V Susan

Hi! I'm Susan. I am passionate about DIY projects and dark chocolates! Welcome to MellowPine. We play around with basic woodworking projects, home improvement ideas, and decor for you to try out.

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