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DIY Reclaimed Wood Mirror Frame

By Remodelando la Casa on Oct 28, 2012
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My kids enjoyed their playground for many years,  but they hadn't been using it much, they kind of outgrown it, I think.  
Last time they try to use the swing, it broke!   Hubby began to disassemble it, taking his time (This is what I've seen for almost a month).  He was planning on throwing the pieces away.  Of course, I was not going  to let that happened!

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For my first project, the highlighted pieces of wood were going to be my material, they were cut away with a circular saw...

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Leaving me with that ladder, I'm thinking on bring it inside the house, but is really big and very heavy...
I still have more thinking to do!   I guess that's another post.

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The project of the day was to build a frame to upgrade one of those cheap behind the door mirrors.
The pieces of wood were routed, that's were the mirror will lay.  Second time using a router ( the first time was used in a similar way to build a bathtub cover), and let me tell you it is very easy to use.  I spent more time reading the instructions on how to install the bit than routing all the pieces for this project!

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After the four pieces of wood were routed, they were cut to size mitering the corners.


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Wood glue and some nails kept those corners strong.

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Then, a coat of clear Polyurethane was applied.

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The old mirror was kept in place stapling the same old cardboard backer, and then that nice old rusty hardware was installed.

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The "new" mirror in its place.

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I love its texture, the color, the old feel!

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The before and after.

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Now, the thing to say is... Mirror, mirror on the wall.... who is the cheapest of them all?! Because this project cost me zero, nothing, nada!  And that's the best of all!






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