Depending on where the weight of the monitor will go, I don’t think it should be a problem.
What I did was to use carpenter’s squares to fasten the two left/right frames to the top. On this picture the top is the one with ventilation holes:
What you don’t see is that I’ve screewed to top frame to the left/right frame.
The weight of the monitor is on two pieces of wood that is screewed to the sides. Those pieces of wood keeps the monitor from falling back too. On this picture it looks like the weight go to the bottom frame, but that is not true:
@reidbarber If you’re not going to go through the mirror and into the wall, you have a couple options. One is you can have brackets that attach to your monitor and hold the mirror in place, top & bottom. These would tie the glass to your monitor and hold it in place by clips on the edges. Unfortunately, it means you can see the clips on the edge of your frameless mirror.
The other alternative is to mount some sort of bracket on the back of the glass that can be hooked over the top of the monitor. Without the bezel, my monitor is about 3/8" thick at the edge. A bracket that is roughly the width of the top edge of your monitor (in whatever orientation) that is essentially a u-shaped channel might do it. You’d want to attach the channel to your glass with a strong epoxy. At that point, the glass would just hang over the top edge of your monitor.
I was thinking about that topic too. I came to the conclusion its better without case.
If you leave it in its case, think about the screen orientation, the monitor is desgined to work like it is. Which is normaly not any problem but think about heat - the case of the screen is designed to let the heat pass by -in its designed way- if you flip the screen e.g. by 90 degress it might not work for long because the heat cant leave the case as intended. -Thats just a guess, cause screens normaly can cope with a bit more heat than normal.
For me the most interssting point was the thinkness i could safe without the case, after removing the case i found another nice great thing, i could move the Display controller to a total different place, i will place it next to the screen but need a few new cables for that (ordered them already) in the end i will safe another big chunk in thickness.
Overall you gain a lot of flexibility by removing it from its case.
@meteor007 I would start first with reading through the forum. Cause it won’t be that easy to implement all what you want. So first be sure, that you are able to bring the effort to go the “extra” mile for a DIY-Magic Mirror. In case you recognize, that you haven’t the time or interest, I saw a thread about a Magic Mirror on kickstarter…