Have you been watching NBC’s “Making It”? In the show, a group of makers are challenged to complete a series of projects by putting their own unique spin on it. I was invited to collaborate with a group of talented bloggers for our own “Making It Challenge!”
The challenge: Make something from a piece of unfinished wood, a dowel, etc.!
I made this DIY round mirror shelf!
Here are the links to all the talented bloggers who participated, go check out what they made!
spatial dwelling | Toys
ctrl+curate | Wood Plant Hooks
delineate your dwelling | Wood Cutout Frame
paper and stitch DIY Peg Rail Organizer
design fixation | Triangular Wood Wall Hooks
the beauty dojo | Plant Stands
why don’t you make me? | Dowel Bench
Ok now back to the mirror shelf, I have had this idea in the back of my mind for a while now, and this challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to make it.
The first thing I had to do was head to the hardware store and get a piece of unfinished wood. I also had to research which type of glue to use. I found that a construction adhesive would work best to adhere the wood to the mirror surface.
I enlisted the help of my husband to cut the wood into a circle, then into two half-circles. The next step was to nail the two pieces of wood together, and finally, glue the wood shelf to the mirror!
I’m so glad I was invited to be a part of this project! Not only did I get to connect with a group of awesome creative ladies, but I also found the nerve to make a project that I was a little intimidated by at first! Let’s get to making!
Supplies needed for round mirror shelf
Jig saw with scroll grade blade
Heavy-duty construction adhesive
2 large mounting strips
Step one: Using a pencil, trace the mirror on the wood.
Step two: Use the jig saw to cut out the circle.
Step three: Use a measuring tape to find the center of the wood circle by first measuring vertically then horizontally.
Step four: To divide the circle into perfect halves use a yardstick (or straight edge) as a guide in drawing a line through the center.
Step five: Use the jig saw to cut the board in half. Try to keep the cut as straight as possible.
Step six: Sand all of the edges until smooth.
Step seven: Nail the two straight sides of the semicircles together at a 90-degree angle, hammering the nails at each end and then one in the middle.
Step eight: Use a lint-free cloth and glass cleaner to clean the mirror; let dry completely. Clean off any dust from the shelf.
Step nine: Using a zig-zag motion, coat the back of the shelf with glue. Then attach the shelf to the mirror. Clamp the mirror and the wood together and let cure for 72 hours.
Step ten: To keep the mirror level, attach the mounting strips to the back of the mirror, one on the left side and one on the right.
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