Project: Mirror Barn Door

January 3, 2018 |  by  |  Projects

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Remember back in June of 2013 when we built a barn door for our guest room closet? It’s awesome. Not only did we save a lot of money, we saved space and created a unique statement piece in the room. Well, we’ve decided to update that look and turn the barn door into a mirror barn door and give our guest room some much needed light. The first step, finding a mirror big enough! Let’s get started!

Mirror Barn Door

Where did we find a mirror that big? Kijiji.

We hunted for about a month and found one at the right price, only $50.00. Score.

The first step, take down the old door.

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Our shop supervisor is on duty!

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

The hangers are still in tip-top shape, so we’ll reuse them.

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Measure the thickness of the mirror, so you know how wide to make your inset. We’re making this picture frame style.

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Set the table saw to the correct hight and cut out your inset.

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Measure twice, cut once, right?

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Here you can see we laid it out, for size and to ensure that all of the cuts were correct.

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Time to clean up some of the edges.

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Then we checked each corner – looking good!

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

The dry fit. Here the mirror is actually too tall, yet we fit all the joints since we needed to know exactly where to cut (or break, rather) the mirror.

Also, the Boler is another winter project. Follow our Boler, Tipsy on Instagram and follow her restoration. Okay, back to the barn door.

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

This little glass cutter is from Home Depot – it’s rated for much thinner glass, yet we took a shot. Think it’ll work?

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Lily isn’t too sure, so she gets up to supervise from a closer perspective.

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Time to break!

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

It worked! Now to file the edge of the mirror, then set in place, seal the frame, then install the hangers and handle.

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Oh, and hang the new barn door. Done!

Makes the new guest room look so bright and fresh, eh? We love it.

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Thanks for visiting and happy Wednesday!

 

2 Comments


  1. We love that you love it!

  2. Having spent a few days in this bedroom during the holiday season, I just had to comment on these doors. They make the room look so much bigger and brighter! I really liked the barn doors but this is a fabulous addition! Always something in transition I’m this lovely home.

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