where to get mirror?

where would I find 100 (96) 2ft by 2ft mirrors with which to line an 8 ft cube room? Hopefully it would be pretty cheap, but without much noticeable distortion...preferably glass.
I've searched google, but can't seem to find exactly what I'm looking for.
-JB
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Yeah, depot, if anything, has the polymirrors or the 1x1 tiles.. nothing 2x2.
A glass table top from a local glass shop approx the size I need is about $36; I need 100 of them. I was hoping to find cheaper. Maybe I'm dreaming again. It's just a silly project anyways - not worth more than $1000 in mirrors.
There'll be a white LED in every mirror corner intersection, and certain 2x2 panels will slide out of the wall as file drawers etc. A nice glass or chrome table and throw rug and chrome chair finish the room. :)
Thanks for the reply. -JB
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J wrote:

Try this for an idea
RPTVs have a front surface mirror of INCREDIBLY low distortion.
Sizes will vary with brand and overall size of the RPTV, but mirror sizes of up to 19x35 and larger are available.
The key is to approach a TV repair shop and ask them if they have old RPTVs that customers will not pay to get fixed, that will not pay to get them back. You offer to haul them away for no charge!! Haggle for a low price $25 or so.
These style TVs used CRTs to project the image, and they are still sold today although at greatly reduced numbers than before (Plasma, LCD, DLP get all the attention these days). If you want a 40-50 inch TV today and can only can spend $1200 for it, it will be a CRT based RPTV. If it breaks, repair charges are a substantial fraction of the purchase price, and people refuse to pay.
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"J" <nospamplease> writes:

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One of the few art pieces of Andy Warhol I like is like this. He had several mylar neutral buoyancy ballons as well.
Perhaps you can make frames of .75" square stock and "upholster" them with mylar. They would be *much* lighter than the glass, although less durable. You would be able to run the LED wiring in the space behind the frame, or perhaps put the lights behind the mylar if it has sufficient transparency. Google has some sponsored hits http://www.google.com/url?sa=l&ai=BIJjZI2djRPLoH4qEqQLL0_TcCOOr9xHL-ornAdv9nL4BgOIJEAEYASCkqawDKAhIijlQlqL35_z_____AcgBAZUCHGFKCg&num=1&q=http://www.interstateplastics.com/materials/detail.aspx%3FID%3Dacrylicmirror-SCl013
if you want them to get credit.
Direct link: http://www.interstateplastics.com/materials/detail.aspx?ID rylicmirror-SCl013
They claim 24x24" mirror is $17, about half the price you mentioned.
Try these links: http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q rylic+mirror http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=plastic+mirror http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=panel+mirror
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I was a mirror room exhibit at Albright Knox art museum in buffalo, but it was dark inside. I want to explore the psychological effects of working in a small room or mirrors - can you trick yourself into believing it's a larger space, etc... and how many LEDs will be enough to light the place...
Great links. $1700 for 100 of them is great. I was going to avoid acrylic, but maybe it's not that important as long as the underlying surface is flat and smooth...
Thanks! -JB
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"J" <nospamplease> writes:

I had a pocket flashlight with me when i was there... it was interesting. For the best effect, care should be taken to get opposite mirrors parallel.
I've wanted to do this since i was a kid, but that was way before white LEDs were common. I figured I'd use candles. (the idea was to use it for a quiet meditation room.)
About 10 years ago, I saw the silver room at the A.W. museum here in pittsburgh (he's such a genius... of marketing), and a year or two ago the mirror room in Buffalo.
Good luck with your version!
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On Thu, 11 May 2006 13:06:06 -0400, "J" <nospamplease> wrote:

No offense intended, but don't be foolish. If they are 17 dollars a piece, they will almost surely sell you 100 for (much?) less than 1700 dollars.
I was going to say the same thing about the glass mirrors for 36 dollars a piece.
Sometimes they give a discount just because one is buying many, and other times because their actual cost is lower. Here you probably have both. They get out a sheet of the stuff, set it up for 2 x 2 and then cut the same size over and over. One set up for 96 pieces, which probably saves them a lot of time-money.
If there is no price for volume, bypass any on-line ordering or clerk who says "I don't think so" and talk to the manager.

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"J" <nospamplease> wrote in message

Sounds neat. You can probably find a Mylar film, but it would have a lot of distortion.
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Depends on how and what you put it on. But why not just buy the $9.00 6' high mirrors from HD or similar places, and cut them to size?
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Try a glass shop, or stained glass supply shop, they might be able to special order for you. It sounds like what you want is just the mirrored glass, with no frame or anything. Since you want 400 sq ft, even at a few bucks a square foot it will add up. -- H
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Yeah, you know what, if I make it a semi public project, I may just get an advertising break ;).
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