To attach an unframed beveled mirror to a door then use full width J
channel secured by some small 1 inch (#6 hardware) mushrooming molly
bolts for bottom, then secure the sides and top with clear plastic
hold downs also secured with the mushrooming molly bolts. Use some
stick on felt or cork pads (cabinet door bumpers) behind the glass at
the hold down points to minimize flexing. Mirror weight will be on J
channel, side and top hold downs will merely keep it from falling
If it is full length you may be able to screw the mirror mounts or
L-brackets directly into the door frame, vs the hollow parts in the middle.
A few 1/16th drill holes near the top sides and base of door will tell you
where solid wood is. Size the mirror accordingly.
My door was hollow and my mirror was cheap, meaning lightweight, and
it had a little wooden frame, I used 6 thin nails which had brown
heads that matched the frame. They only had to be as long as the
frame is thick plus the first layer of door. After that it's hollow.
(They also sell brass nails with round brass heads that would look
24 years and still going strong. I don't slam the door.
I think if I had it to do over, I would put one or two in the bottom
of the frame also.
If it had been a heavier mirror, I might have used 8 nails, plus 1 or
2 in the bottom of the frame. Maybe even 10 if it was very heavy.
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