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Exterior mirror to bring more light to a window

I have a window that doesn't get very much light. Perpendicular to it there is a wall of the house, which gets more light. I would like to put a mirror on this wall to get more light on that window. ...
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Mirror Image distorted after a distance

I bought a mirror 9ft *4ft and image is alright till 10 ft away from the mirror after that it's distorting the image and thickening it.How can I solve this problem?
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How to attach a large mirror glass to drywall? [duplicate]

The large mirror glass does not have a frame, but is in a simple off the shelf status. What's the easiest way to attach it to a drywall? Security rather than aesthetics is my concern.
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Illuminated Mirror Wiring

I've purchased an illuminated mirror (with a built in light strip around the outside) for my bathroom remodel. I'm trying to figure out the best way to wire it. I have the wiring prepped for a new ...
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Unfasten unfamiliar springs that fix an old mirror to its frame

I have obtained an old mirror that needs restoration. Its design suggests to me it may be from the 1950s and there is a French-language label on the back side, so maybe its provenance is French as ...
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Sticking a wooden frame to a mirror

I have a bathroom that needs to be gutted and re-done, but for now it has a mirror attached to the wall and someone has stuck wood around it that is supposed to look like barn wood. It is very thin ...
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Hanging a mirror from its wooden frame

I intend to use four eye screws, pictured, to hang a wood-framed mirror. The mirror is about 44"x32". But installing four eye screws (two on the bottom, one on each side, with a cable running through ...
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How to make a wall mirror out of mirror tiles?

I've got nine mirror tiles (30cm square, 4mm thick), and I want to fix them to a 90x90cm board to make a mirror to hang on the wall. What kind of board would be best – MDF, particle board, plywood, ...
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Installing a mirror on wardrobe sliding door

I want to hang a 1.5m tall wooden frame mirror on my wardrobe sliding door but I am afraid it would fall off and shatter into pieces some day. Is there a good way to install it securely with minimal ...
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Stand heavy mirror on its corner

I have a heavy square mirror and a shoe bench. I would like to put the mirror on top of the bench, but the mirror on top, but standing on its corner. The mirror is too heavy to hang from the wall. I ...
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Damage when drilling a mirror — normal or not?

I've just had a bespoke mirrored bathroom cabinet installed. The mirrors have had holes drilled for the knobs, and one of the holes has a white mark around it and generally doesn't look very clean. ...
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Mounting large mirror on drywall/studs with unknown brackets

We got a large beveled mirror (50-60 lbs) at a garage sale thinking it would be easy to mount. After we got home we noticed the mirror has 2 brackets near one of the longer edges and I am baffled on ...
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What the heck are these L-shaped screws and how do I use them to hang my vanity mirror

I ordered a 50-pound mirror from Greece that is supposed to be wall-mounted. It came with no instructions and these things. There are holes on the top left and top right corners of the mirror that ...
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Is it possible to make my own DIY one way mirror

One way glass and perspex is quite expensive. But regular perspex is not. I've seen some mirror finish sprays. Has anyone tried successfully to make a one way mirror using those or perhaps another ...
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How to safely put mirror tiles on the ceiling?

I'm looking to put some mirror square tiles of 30x30cm and the weight of 700gr on the ceiling. How can I safely do that? I want to avoid mirrors falling due to plaster removing.
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Bathroom mirror fogging up even when bathtub is not in use

What could possibly cause a bathroom mirror to fog up? Not the shower or bath, though, I'm sure about that. Because neither has been used for a month. So, what could cause that? And how should I fix ...
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Are brass picture hooks ok for a 30lb mirror on a plaster wall?

I've got a 30 lb mirror with D-hooks on the back and cable that can take its weight appropriately. I've put this mirror up on plaster walls before but I just want to make sure because this time it's ...
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Viber bathroom mirror light replacement

I own a Viber bathroom mirror that houses some halogen lights at the top. Does anyone know how I might replace the bulbs on such a unit? They don't appear to twist, push or pull, and I can't see any ...
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Hanging heavy object in bedroom

I need to hang a mirror in my bedroom. I purchased some anchors assuming the drywall would be 3/8ths of an inch thick. However, when I drill my pilot holes, I realize the drywall in my bedroom is ...
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Hang a mirror with keyhole slot

What is the best way to hang a 30" round, 35lb mirror with a keyhole slot? Diameter of keyhole is 3/8 inch. Wall is drywall. I have located a stud, which is in the right place, but in case I don't, I'...
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What is a good technique to remove a glued-in mirror without access to its edges?

http://imgur.com/MKkZfSZ I'm trying to get this mirror out without making a total mess of the surrounding drywall. Any best practices?
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How to hang a heavy mirror with rotating support hinges?

I'd like to hang a mirror on the wall. It's 4ft high and weighs about 50lb. There are two hinges on either side of a metal frame. The width of the mirror is exactly 32". I found that studs in the ...
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How can I determine if a mirror is tempered glass or not?

I have a full wall vanity mirror (70" x 42") in my bathroom wall. I need to drill some holes through it in order to install a vanity light. I realized that if the mirror is made from tempered glass it ...
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How to mount an odd mirror from Crate and Barrel

I have a mirror that we got from Crate and Barrel, but the backside of the mirror is not flush so it sticks out from the wall (and looks weird). Here is a picture of the backside. You can see the ...
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Back lighted mirror

I would like to know how I could get a mirror like this: Does it need to be custom made If it need to be custom made, by who? Glass store or light store? thanks a lot.
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How could our sliding mirror doors have cracked so easily?

I purchased and installed a set of sliding mirror doors 2 weeks ago. In the space of two weeks all four of the doors have developed cracks in them. A couple of them are at least a foot long. I have ...
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How can I securely hang a mirror on a visible chain?

I have inherited an art deco style mirror. It is not in good condition but it has sentimental value so I would like to hang it. It is small but feels heavy for its size - around 35 x 55cm, 5kg. It ...
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Is there a way to convert regular sliding closet doors to mirror ones?

I have a regular sliding closet door, which I would like to replace with a mirror one. But I'm wondering whether there's a way to buy 'add-on' mirrors for the existing doors and just mount them. (And ...
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Backlight moving mirror in bathroom

Bathroom will have a medicine cabinet behind the mirror. Going to use wall mount sliding door hardware to make the mirror move. Will look similar to this: I would like to use some 12v LED lights on ...
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Can I hang a mirror by anchoring into furring strips?

So I'm remodeling my half bath and I want to install this mirror. Unfortunately, Moen's site doesn't tell me how heavy the mirror is so I weighed it using my weight scale (I know, not very scientific!...
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How can I repair a broken pivot hinge for a vanity mirror?

I have a bathroom vanity with three mirror panels, each on pivot hinges and magnetically held closed. One of the hinges at the top split due to the metal being stressed repeatedly. If you look at ...
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can I use 1/4“ J Channel to mount 3/16” thick mirror?

I have a pair of ~ 60"W x 42"H x 3/16" thick bathroom mirrors that I would like to mount using chrome-looking J Channels on top and bottom. The closest thing I could find so far is this polished ...
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How do I safely install a mirror on an Ikea Besta door?

I have a Besta unit for shoe storage. It makes sense for us to put a mirror in that room, and the door seems a good spot. The door itself is about 25" x 50". Standard Ikea Tofta pressboard door with ...
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How can I cut a large bathroom mirror?

Basically two small questions - Can I reasonably cut a large bathroom mirror and will doing so in that way look professional? For the particular mirror in question we added higher vanity and need to ...
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FAULTY MIRROR Is distorting fat to thin how do i correct this

I have just purchased a long mirror & on hanging it (horizontally) i find It distorts the image fat & thin . How do i correct this please. I think it is either concave or convex
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What considerations do I need when wiring a string of light bulbs in parallel?

I want to build a hollywood style mirror light for my wife (as pictured below). I'd like it to be powered by mains electricity (230v where we live in the UK), but I understand the bulbs will take ...
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Need to hang mirror, AC detected from stud finder

I'm a rookie with any sort of home renovation / improvement. My wife asked me to try and mount a mirror, its heavy, about 40 pounds. The mirror has two d-rings on the back and a big warning not to ...
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Trying to secure a 100lbs floor mirror so it doesn't tilt over. is it possible to do this without a stud?

This wall is not shared by another tenant directly next door but does have a unit above me. I cannot find a stud. i have used a magnet stud finder. I have nailed a 2.5" nail into the wall in 1 inch ...
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Can I use a magnet to make a hinged mirror stick to the wall?

After installing my Ikea mirror which can open like a door (in order to install small hooks on the wall behind it and hang keys and stuff), I realize it touches the wall only if I apply pressure on it,...
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Hanging 73 lb frameless glass panels on drywall

I have to hang a bunch of glass panels on drywall. they have no frames. Each glass piece is 70"x33.5" and weighs 73lb. the thickness is about 1/4", 5/16". most need to get hung on drywall, a few of ...
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How can I finish the edge of a mirrored wall?

I am having a full wall in my foyer covered with mirror, and I am curious to know how to finish the end of a fully mirrored wall? The wall ends at a corner that leads into the sitting room. So from ...
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How do I build floating shelves in a nook with a mirror behind it?

I have a bar nook area that I want to do something similar to the image below, but on the back of the shelves I want to put a large mirror. I was planning on ordering a custom cut mirror for the wall ...
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What do I use to mount a heavy framed mirror to a stud wall?

I recently got my grubby hands on a beautiful, but extremely heavy, 4' x 7' framed wall mirror; it probably weighs around 100lbs, if not a little more. I know what (exterior) wall to mount it on, ...
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How can I fix a scratch on a mirror?

I designed a wardrobe for my new house with mirrors on the doors. The project was executed, and after that I see a scratch on one mirror. The mirrors have 5mm thickness. The scratch is like a line ...
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How do I install a vanity that's higher than the mirror?

I'm doing a bath remodel. The existing wall mirror is resting on a Formica back-splash. The existing cabinet is wheelchair height. The remodel cabinet will be higher than the bottom of the wall ...
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How can I dispose of large glass mirrors?

I recently remodeled my bathrooms and removed the old flat glass mirrors that were hung on the walls. I kept them thinking that I could cut and frame them, but I wound up just purchasing new ones. ...
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How do I hang a large wall to wall mirror?

I have a 5' by 6' mirror to install frameless in my bathroom. When I set it on the back splash do I need anything on the back splash or can I set direct without any metal or plastic things making a ...
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Is there a easy way to procure muriatic acid to “faux antique” a mirror?

I've read that the best way to "antique" a mirror is to use hydrochloric/muriatic acid to burn away some of the metallic backing. According to different sources it can be found easily at hardware ...
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Is there a technique to make a shower mirror fog-free?

We want to install a permanent mirror in a new shower, but hope to find a permanent way to prevent it from fogging up. I have seen gooseneck mirrors that hook up to the showerhead itself so as to run ...
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Flattening frameless wall mirror

So, I purchased a frameless mirror to mount on my bedroom wall and it was sitting on the floor for a few days before I had a chance to mount it. When I mounted it today, I found that it was slightly ...