hang mirror on studs?


Bought a mirror from ikea. It is a mirror with a wood frame and 4 metal brackets for nails. Two brackets are for vertical and two for horizontal mounting:
http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/2300127
Anyhow, the distances between the brackets are not multiple of 16 inches, which means I can't put two nails on two studs and hang the mirror. Although the mirror is not too heavy, I don't want to risk hanging it on drywall screws or variations.
What is the simplest way to attach something to the studs, and then the mirror to this something?
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buy and install a similar thickness sturdy wood or perforated metal strip like the horizontal mirror one in the middle to the studs with deck screws and washer-to-wall spacers. length is to span wall studs but fit between vertical mirror frame strips. you might move present brackets on mirror frame [or more safely just add additional flat mending plates [perhaps 1/2" by 3" with holes] to slide down behind the new wall strip[s]. the horizontal middle and/or top rails of the mirror [] are to rest on the top edge of the new strip []. always drill pilot holes and always carefully.
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Span the brackets with picture wire and let the wire rest upon screws or hooks in the studs. peter wrote:

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If the total weight is under 100 pounds and the mirror has a D-hook on each side you can safely hang it with two toggle bolts and two molly hooks.
The only other safe way is to build a hanging strip that is attached to the studs and the back of the mirror.
Follow the directions on the back of the mirror and NEVER use wire to hang one.
Never use nails and hangers to hang one unless those nails are driven into wood.
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The mirror that came with my childhood bedroom set was heavy, and it was hung with one or two picture hooks in the wall, holding the wire, PLUS two J-brackets (which right-angle corners on the bottom) holding it up at the bottom. Don't know if they were put into studs or not.
When my mother moved she hired a **mirror** company to hang the mirror, and all they did was put in the picture hooks. Heck any jackass could do that, and before they finished she asked them if they were going to use the J-brackets. They said they didn't need them. 6 hours after they left, the mirror fell off the wall, breaking the glass and the not-just-a-simple wood frame. They replaced the glass and claimed to have fixed the frame, but there is still a 3/16" gap at the 45^ joint where the side meets the bottom.
We still have the bedroom set of course, and my nephew is using it. I don't want him to learn that shoddy workmanship is acceptable, but because of the mirror, I'm afraid to take the frame apart to reglue it correctly. Any suggestions?
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wrote: | | >Bought a mirror from ikea. It is a mirror with a wood frame and 4 metal | >brackets for nails. Two brackets are for vertical and two for horizontal | >mounting: | > | >http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/2300127 | > | >Anyhow, the distances between the brackets are not multiple of 16 inches, | >which means I can't put two nails on two studs and hang the mirror. Although | >the mirror is not too heavy, I don't want to risk hanging it on drywall | >screws or variations. | > | >What is the simplest way to attach something to the studs, and then the | >mirror to this something? | | The mirror that came with my childhood bedroom set was heavy, and it | was hung with one or two picture hooks in the wall, holding the wire, | PLUS two J-brackets (which right-angle corners on the bottom) holding | it up at the bottom. Don't know if they were put into studs or not. | | When my mother moved she hired a **mirror** company to hang the | mirror, and all they did was put in the picture hooks. Heck any | jackass could do that, and before they finished she asked them if they | were going to use the J-brackets. They said they didn't need them. 6 | hours after they left, the mirror fell off the wall, breaking the | glass and the not-just-a-simple wood frame. They replaced the glass | and claimed to have fixed the frame, but there is still a 3/16" gap at | the 45^ joint where the side meets the bottom. | | We still have the bedroom set of course, and my nephew is using it. I | don't want him to learn that shoddy workmanship is acceptable, but | because of the mirror, I'm afraid to take the frame apart to reglue it | correctly. Any suggestions?
put wood glue in the 3/16 joint and clamp it for about an hour or so. unless the mirror is too big for the frame and it is pushing the joint apart. if thats the case the mirror would have to be re-cut in order to fix the frame.
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I should add that the J-brackets were covered with felt, and the picture wire went through the A-screw and was twisted for a full inch and a half, and then taped. I don't know if picture wire that is less twisted and not taped can come un-twisted and cause the mirror to fall, or not. But that's the way they did it in 1952.

Well, I tried moving the side of the frame and it didn't move, and I guess I figured even they would have finished the job if they hadn't messed themselves up. When I go visit this time I'll bring a corner clamp and try to gently move the pieces closer.
If the mirror is rectangular, it's not toobig at adjoining corners and it ought to have fit together. Maybe now the glue is so strong that even though the mirror is not to big, I'll crack the side if I try to glue only one corner. That must be what I'm afraid of.
I don't know how to unglue a non-right corner without damaging something.
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