How to Glue Wood to a Mirror Surface

Whether you're gluing wood to a mirror's surface to frame the mirror, create a decorative pattern, add paneling over the mirror's face or for some other purpose, the process is similar. A mirror's silvering is attached to the back of the mirror, beneath the mirror's glass. Because the silvering is projected by the glass, special mirror glue such as mirror mastic is unnecessary if you're gluing wood to the front of the mirror. All you need is strong, clear epoxy glue.

Attach a wood frame to your mirror's front with clear epoxy.

Step 1

Squeeze the epoxy out of the tube and apply it to the back of the wood.

Step 2

Affix the epoxy-covered backside of the wood to the mirror's surface.

Step 3

Hold the wood in place and affix a strip of painter's tape over the wood piece to keep the wood from drifting while the epoxy dries. Attach the tape to the mirror, then over the wood piece, and back onto the mirror. Allow the epoxy to dry according to the directions on the packaging.

Step 4

Remove the painter's tape.

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Katherine Harder kicked off her writing career in 1999 in the San Antonio magazine "Xeriscapes." She's since worked many freelance gigs. Harder also ghostwrites for blogs and websites. She is the proud owner of a (surprisingly useful) Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas State University.