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How to Make a Mirror Storage Using Your Jigsaw

Buy one of the best jigsaws on the market today and start this project!

Materials needed:

  • 1 full-length mirror
  • 2 pcs. of D-Ring hangers
  • 3 pcs. of 6′ x 3 1/2″ boards
  • 4 pcs. of 2 1/2″ brass hinges
  • jigsaw
  • knife
  • paint
  • power drill
  • removable wallpaper
  • super glue
  • wood screws

Procedure

Step 1: Cut with a Jigsaw

You’ll need to cut the boards using your jigsaw to make sure that the frame will have the same size as your full-length mirror. Cut two pieces of wood so that they match your mirror’s size. Then cut four pieces of wood which will measure out the precise width of the mirror once situated between the two long boards. Make a rectangle by place one board on top and one board at the bottom. Use the remaining two to split the space into three. Need more shelves? Then cut more boards!

Tip: You might want to design the sides of your two long boards by creating thin, vertical, and intricate shapes using your jigsaw. That’ll be fun!

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Step 2: Screw It!

Use your power drill to screw the boards in place from the outer edges of the long boards. If you’re using hardwood, you could pre-drill the holes to make it easier.

Step 3: Painting Time

Paint or stain the frame once it’s complete. You can choose whatever color you want. You might want to use a spray-paint to make the spraying easier too.

Step 4: Hang the Frame

Install the 2 pieces of D-ring hangers on the back portion of the wood frame, around 4” from the top.

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Before hanging the frame, put the right side of the brass hinges onto the left front edge of the frame, or you can set the left side of the brass hinges onto the right front edge.

Fasten the hinges and put a few blobs of super glue on the upper part of every hinge. Attach the back portion of your mirror on top of your frame quickly. Let the glue dry completely.

You must remember that the glue won’t hold the mirror permanently, so you must screw the hinges into the back of your mirror once the glue dries.

Hang the frame now! Use tape so you can measure down 4” from the top to know where to install the drywall screws so you can hang your frame.

Step 5: More Design

Use a wallpaper to design the back portion of the mirror so that it won’t look dull. You can use an X-Acto knife to cut around the hinges.

Step 6: Add Your Stuff

Now you can store your jewelry, accessories, and other beauty products here! Congratulations!

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