Step 3. For The Wooden Moulding/Trims And Framework
1. Start with the outside frame: cut the corner of the mouldings/trims according to the dimensions from the 4 sides: 2 x 120cm and 2 x 90cm. Leave a margin from 1-2mm for the assembly. Cut the ends so you can put them perfectly against each other.
Tip: Cut wood long and use sanding paper to sand precisely to your desired mm. This way you avoid cutting too short.
2. Glue the 4 corner mouldings/trim so they form the outside framing, ensuring the corner moulding/trim of 10mm covers the bolster plate (8mm) and the mirrors (2mm) perfectly.
3. Place mirror on a table to set, and if desired you could put clamps on the frame for better bonding.
4. To add volume and ornamental detail to the frame you can now add decorative moulding - Simply measure and mark the right length to match the length of your frame edge trims, cut to size, and glue directly onto the bolster frame. You can sand it lightly for a finishing touch.
There should be a corner moulding and a flat moulding on the 4 sides of the mirror. The frame is now finished.