A full-length mirror is the perfect space-saving decor for a small, dim microapartment. It brightens the room like no other and tricks the eye into seeing a more expansive living space. Do you feel the same way?
If you’re searching for the perfect floor mirror and you can’t seem to find the right style that suits your minimalist microapartment, why not make your own? It’s easy and affordable this way!
I found this terrific tutorial and I think people who live in a microapartment will appreciate the clean lines, seamless look, and compact design of the mirror. As always, making this floor mirror is so easy, no power tools needed! Are you ready to make your interiors pop? Let’s get started!
You will need:
1 pc. 1″ x 12″ x 6 ft. pine board
1 frameless mirror
Step 1: Building the Base
Start by cutting the pine board into 4 12″x12″ pieces of wood. Spread an even layer of wood glue in between two pieces of wood then clamp the pieces together using the bar clamps. Do the same thing to the other pair of wood pieces. Leave the wood glue to dry for several hours to overnight.
Once the wood glue has dried completely, take the bar clamps out. Using a band saw, cut the pieces of wood down to 11.5″ wide x 10.5″ tall. Get your tape measure and mark out 3 inches at the center, top of the wood and another 3 inches from the bottom of each side. Cut all the sections you marked and connect the cut pieces of wood to form a “V” shape.
Step 2: Assembling the Mirror
After the base has been cut, sand the edges of the wood down until nice and smooth. Using your tape measure, measure from the center of the top 3-inch section then draw an 8-inch line that points downwards the bottom of the board.
Now cut that line according to the thickness of the mirror you bought. The cut has to be precise so the mirror will not wobble when inserted. In the pictured sample, the mirror is about 1/8 inch thick.
Step 3: Securing the Mirror
Before inserting the mirror, line the cut wood with the felt material. The felt material helps secure the mirror. Cut about four 1″ x 7″ pieces of felt. Glue the pieces of felt inside the cut and leave to dry. Once the glue has dried completely, slide the mirror into the base.
Now check if the mirror wobbles when it is inserted into the base. If the fit is loose, you have to spread a little glue on the back of the mirror before sliding it into the wooden base. Leave the glue to dry and you’re done!