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Old 12-21-2018, 02:18 PM   #1
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Default Rustic Mirror Frame (metal)

Itís that time of the year...last minute DIY projects!!! So, neighborís wife asked me to build a metal mirror frame like one she saw at a local restaurant....so thatís the idea here.

They are getting ready to remodel their bathroom. One of the current mirrors measures 36x42. Iím going to build the frame for that. It will have a 1Ē square tubing frame around the mirror, with a second frame, made of 1Ēx3Ē rectangle tubing. It will be connected with used horseshoes.
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Something like this
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Old 12-21-2018, 02:21 PM   #3
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Outer frame is cut and about to get welded.
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Old 12-21-2018, 02:26 PM   #4
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Hereís the math on it.

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Old 12-21-2018, 03:11 PM   #5
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48x54 OD
42x48 ID
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Old 12-21-2018, 03:35 PM   #6
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Inner frame is cut.
36x42 ID
38x44 OD
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Old 12-21-2018, 05:52 PM   #7
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I planned for a 2Ē gap between the two frames. I used pieces of scrap, totaling 2Ē, to ensure the smaller frame is centered in the larger frame. I also wanted the smaller frame to stand out from the wall a little, so there are 3/8Ē blocks under it.

Iím using used horseshoes for this build. Finding uniformed sets is a little difficult.
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Old 12-21-2018, 06:08 PM   #8
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All 4 corners done like this.

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Sides are done. Still have to weld the top.
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Old 12-22-2018, 10:59 AM   #10
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All welded up.


I will do an accelerated rust treatment, peroxide and salt. One or two times maybe. Then Iíll probably clear-coat it.
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Old 12-22-2018, 11:12 AM   #11
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Pretty neat...never done the peroxide and salt before

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lookin' good!
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Old 12-23-2018, 12:20 PM   #13
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Itís finished. I should have took another pic or two of the rust treatment. I hosed it off / and whipped it down, and let it dry. Hit it with two coats of Rustoleum clear lacquer. I really like the way it came out.

Iíll get a picture of it when itís mounted.
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well done!
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Iíll get a better final pic when they finish remodeling the bathroom and they actually mount it. She loved it.
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Very cool!
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Thanks. They demolished their bathroom and are currently remodeling it, in a big way. The wife made mention again that she really likes the mirror frame. As soon as it is complete, Iíll get a mounted picture.
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