Advice needed for grouting against wood


I'm making a mirrow with a wooden frame around the outside and another wooden frame set inside - with Mexican tiles fitted between the two frames. The tiles will be cemented and grouted onto the backboard.
The inner frame will hold the mirror.
Now ... in the event that the mirror gets broken one day, I'd like to be able to remove the inner frame. The problem I have is trying to figure out how to prevent the cement and grout from holding the inner frame permanently in place.
My strategy so far is to cover the inner frame with plastic wrap, like Saran wrap. Then after the cement and grout hardens, remove the inner frame and mirror, trim off the plastic, and reinstall the mirror and inner frame.
Might anyone else have any other suggestions? I'm not sure if the Saran wrap approach will do the trick.
Jack
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mywebaccts (at) PLUGcomcast.net wrote:

Sounds like a job for silicon rubber caulk, instead of grout. But there are grout saws, a small hand tool that you use to grind out the grout between tiles. As for the cement, well, don't cement the tilesl to anything but the backing board so that board can be removed without removing the tiles.
You could also finihs and thoroughly wax the inner frame, then the grout won't stick (I think) without any need to mess with the saran wrap or disassemble it unless (unitl) it needs to be repaired.
Can it be floated in grooves in the frames?
Besides, how often do mirrors get broken in your house?
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mywebaccts (at) PLUGcomcast.net" <"mywebaccts (at) PLUGcomcast.net wrote:

Kinda flimsy IMO. Better would be packaging tape or tar paper.
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"mywebaccts (at) PLUGcomcast.net" <"mywebaccts (at) PLUGcomcast.net"> wrote in message

Don't grout, caulk. Even Home Depot carries a handful of sanded caulks to match a few grout colors. Here in Houston, Master Tile carries a bigger selection though certainly not all colors for all grouts.
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