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Very graphic, this simple and fast mirror to achieve will integrate perfectly with the decoration of the house.

A wall mirror with pallets

Necessary material

  • 5 pallet boards measuring 80 x 7 1.5 cm
  • 1 round mirror 20 cm in diameter
  • 1 medium board measuring 40 x 40 x 1cm
  • 13 wood screws 4 x 20 mm
  • 2 sticks of hot glue
  • special mirror double-sided tape
  • 1 hanging comb
  • 1 jar of 0,5 l of satin clear oak varnish

Manufacturing time: 1 day
Cost : 10 euros
Difficulty: way

Plan of this realization

Plan to make a mirror with a palette


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Cutting and preparing elements for the mirror

Cut out the following items:

  • 11 pallet boards measuring 15.6 x 6.10 x 1.5 cm (in red)
  • 11 pallet boards measuring 13 x 5.4 x 1.5 cm (in blue)
  • 1 circle 34 cm in diameter in the medium board measuring 40 x 40 x 1 cm.
  • 1 circle 20 cm in diameter in the plate of medium measuring 25 x 25 x 0.5 cm

Plan to make the mirror in a palette

  • Re-cut the 11 boards measuring 15.6 x 6.10 x 1.5 cm (in red) as shown in Figure 1.

Cutting boards for the mirror

  • Re-cut the 11 boards measuring 13 x 5.4 x 1.5 cm (blue) as shown in Figure 2.

Frame assembly

Blank assembly of the mirror

  • To check that the whole forms a circle, place the boards side by side, alternating 1 red and 1 blue (see diagram 3).
  • Number them and draw a mark on each to facilitate assembly.

Glue the boards to form the mirror

  • Assemble the boards 2 to 2 with a glue gun, aligning the marks and placing them in the order of the numbering.
  • Then form two semicircles, then glue them to obtain a circle.
  • Let dry.

Assembly of the mirror

  • Center the mirror 20 cm in diameter on the wooden frame, then trace its outline in pencil.
  • Cut out the wooden frame following the pattern with a jigsaw equipped with a coping blade (see diagram 3).
  • Sand the frame with 50 grit sandpaper then 120 grit.

Mirror finishes

Paste the mirror

  • Center the circle of medium measuring 34 cm in diameter on the back of the wooden frame, then assemble it by sticking and screwing.

Paste the mirror in its frame

  • To enhance the mirror, stick the circle of medium 20 cm in diameter in the center of the frame.
  • Let dry.
  • Glue the mirror with double-sided tape.

Screw the grip comb

  • Screw the comb attachment to the back of the mirror.
  • Pass two coats of varnish.

This creation comes from the book Scandinavian style pallets from Beatrice d'Asciano to Rustica editions.

Cover of the book Palettes reclaimed Scandinavian style


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