I have just finished a chest and dresser and want to mount a mirror
(about 24x45 or so) behind the dresser. I have the frame nearly ready
to put together and am wondering the best way to mount the glass. I
am thinking about a rabbit to hold the glass and a shallower rabbit to
hold the backing which will be a piece of ply. That way the backing
will be flush. Or, should I just cut a rabbit for the glass and then
mount the backing to the outside of the frame? I guess I should buy
the glass before proceding so I can fit the frame to the glass.
I am planning to mount the assy to the dresser using a french cleat on
the bottom of the dresser to support the weight and then fastening the
legs with screws at the top.
Charlie in Kentucky
FWIW, I have a very nice bedroom set with a triple mirror dresser. It
has 1/8" material tacked or stapled behind the mirror. Mirrors are
heavy as hell, so I wouldn't add TOO much additional material. Just
something to protect it a bit. Hey, the front is exposed, so no need to
secure the back like Fort Knox.
Charlie Campney wrote:
(Charlie Campney) claims:
<snip> I am thinking about a rabbit to hold the glass and a shallower
rabbit to hold the backing which will be a piece of ply. <snip>
How'd you train 'em?
If in you screw them in place you don't have to train em. ;~)
OK guys, I apologize for misspelling rabbet ! ! !
Now back to the original query.
Should I cut two rabbets, one for the glass and one for the backing,
or just one rabbet for the glass and mounting the backing on the
outside of the frame?
Any advise(sp) would be appreciated.
Pics of some projects here: www.campney.org
Charlie in Kentucky
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