An old mirror can be used for this project — even one with broken edges; alternatively, various mirror sizes can be purchased at hardware stores. This extra-large mirror can be purchased for around $50.
Wood stain of your choice
Below is a before picture of the mirror. It was a 5 ft. X 3 ft. mirror that was broken on two of the edges. After purchasing the materials and having my local hardware store cut the wood, I placed the mirror on the floor and the would-be wooden frame over it in order to assure a good fit.
Make two jig holes on each side of the two 1 in. x 4 in. X 5 ft. wood pieces. Then, add wood glue to each edge before using wood screws to connect them to the 1 in. x 4 in. X 3 ft. wood pieces.
Stain the wood to your liking. If you are trying to match a color or want to know how to protect the wood, refer to the Staining & Protecting Wood post.
Add mirror adhesive to mirror edges using a caulking gun. Lastly, add mirror clips.
Here is the final result.
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