Intro: Backlit Mirror
Ditch the hallway night light.
Add some ambiance to your front foyer with a backlit mirror.
Basic - intermediate wood working
Drill & Bits
Paint & Brush
1x Mirror (any size)
3x 2 x 4 x 8's (cut to size)
Step 1: Mounting
Find a spot on the wall for your mirror.
Rip all three 2x4x8' pieces down the length at a 45 degree angle.
Cut the first 2x4x8' to the width of the mirror. (in this case 30")
Mount the pieces against the wall.
For all intents and purposes we will call these the horizontal mounting studs.
Step 2: Build Framework
Framework will be built to mount onto the back of the mirror.
Cut according to the size of your mirror.
Step 3: Framework & Mount Detail
The framework spaces the mirror from the wall and allows it to be removable.
The 45 degree cut on the horizontal mounting stud allows the user to easily secure/remove the mirror onto the wall.
Being able to take the mirror on and off the wall allows for light adjustment etc.
Step 4: Mount Framework Onto the Back of the Mirror
Using wood screws mount the framework onto the back of the mirror.
Run the led strips (ikea) near the top and bottom facing backwards.
I ran the switch to the side of the mirror.
(Painting the frame is optional)
Step 5: Hang the Mirror
With the framework mounted to the mirror.
Just hang it onto the horizontal mounting studs.