Step 9: Secure Mirror and Add Hooks

Ease the Mirror
Photo: Kristine Larsen
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Ease the mirror into the grooves, reflective side down. Glue plywood on the back of the mirror, and reattach the stop moldings with finish nails. Add the hooks and commence grooming.

Pro Advice: "If you plan to use the door inside, preserve its stripped wood finish by sealing it with paste wax, such as Briwax, in a light-brown color. Just be sure to first smooth the door's surface with fine-grit sandpaper."
—Kelly Wilkerson, The Bank Architectural Antiques, New Orleans
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    Tools List

    • flat prybar
      Pry Bar
    • Pencil
    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw
    • hand plane
      Planer
    • random orbit sander
      Palm Sander
    • drill
      Drill/Driver
    • caulk gun
      Caulk Gun

    Shopping List

    1. Windowed cottage door: about $350-$600, The Bank Architectural Antiques

    2. Mirror glass

    3. Antiqued-bronze hooks, Pottery Barn

    4. Sandpaper

    5. Wood glue6. 3-inch trim-head screws

    7. 4-inch screws

    8. Finish nails

    9. Silicone adhesive for mirror glass

    10. Plywood for mirror back