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Framed Mirror Project


  • Kit of precut 32-inch primed bead board slats
  • Miter box and saw
  • 24- inch square sheet of 1/2-inch plywood
  • Hammer
  • 1-inch brads
  • 13-inch square mirror
  • Nail set
  • Wood putty


  1. Step 1

    Begin with 8 lengths of bead board. With miter box and saw, cut 4 lengths to 19 inches and 4 to 26 inches, cutting ends at a 45-degree angle. Fit pairs of slats together (one shorter, one longer) to form frame sides.

  2. Step 2


    Using brads, affix 2 sides of the frame to plywood, facing up. Slip mirror into grooves on those 2 sides, then place the remaining 2 sides, fitting mirror into grooves; secure with brads. Set brads, and fill holes with wood putty; paint.

Martha Stewart Living, June 2005