I came across an old 24x24inch mirror and I had some old cedar 2x material so I decided I would try to make a framed mirror and coat rack. The cedar came from my old workbench that I tore out of my shop because of it’s lack of function. I didn’t realize it was cedar until I cut into it.
To make the frame I ripped a 2×6 piece of cedar roughly in half. I then cut those pieces to oversized for the frame. The next step was to cut a channel into the material to accept the mirror. The mirror is about 1/4 inch thick. To cut the channel I set my blade height to approximately 1/2 inch and marked the cut on my stock. I was able to center the channel by intentionally setting my fence to cut slightly off-center then flipping the stock. After that I cut the waste from the center buy moving my fence in a little bit.
The next step involved using my miter sled to cut the angles for the frame. (If you don’t have a miter sled I highly recommend you make one for your table saw). For the shelf I had some 2×6 material that I cut to what, I think, is a good proportion. I attached everything with glue and pocket hole screws.
I didn’t have any hooks on hand so I ran to the hardware store and was able to find some antiqued brass hooks that work well with the patina.
To mount it to the wall I used a “french cleat” for it’s strength, stability and relative ease in mounting. It’s now for sale on Etsy.
I shot a video of the build that I’ve uploaded to Youtube.