Step 4: Attach the Mirror

attach the mirror when making a sunburst mirror frame with wood shims
Photo: Kolin Smith
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With the flatter side of the frame facing up, affix the glass, using an adhesive made for mirrors. For added strength, back the frame with a thin square of plywood, adhered with wood glue. Let dry, then attach picture-hanging wire to the back.
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    Tools List

    • hot glue gun
      Hot-glue gun
    • Natural-bristle chip brush
      Paintbrush

    Shopping List

    8-inch and 12-inch shims (you'll need about 120 each)

    Round beveled mirror (we used a 12-inch, but you can choose whatever size you like best)

    ¼ plywood to back the mirror for extra support (you'll need a square that measures smaller than the size of the frame)Shellac

    Wood glue

    Picture hanging hardware/wire (make sure it can support the frame's weight)

    Mirror adhesive

    Sandpaper (optional)