I just finished building my first Magic Mirror. Well, I’m not quite finished with the modules I want to have on it, so right now it just has the standard config, but anyway, it’s on the wall already! I just wanted to share some photos from the building prosess, because I know that pepole out there looking for inspiration and how to do this, just like I was doing myself a few weeks ago. I ordered my mirror from twowaymirrors.com and it arrived in Norway 8 days after, very impressed by that!! Should probably note that I opted for “urgent processing” when I ordered, because my frame was almost done and I was getting impatient The mirror itself is the “Glass Smart Mirror - 1/4” Thickness" and the size is 360mm x 610mm (24.016" x 14.173") - just a few mm larger than my Acer K2 27" monitor.
I have lots of Philips Hue lights in my house, and I wanted one of their LED-strips buildt into the mirror just because I could I’m very happy with this solution, it gives the mirror a little extra, and it’s pretty configurable. I can set it up to change colors or dim-levels based on time of day, or sunset / sunrise or outdoor temperature.
Well, on to some photos from start to finish
I disassembled it right away, no problem with this one:
My material for the frame:
Started by making the front frame:
Glued and clamped for the night:
Then I made the inner frame for the back:
Two pieces done:
Time to have a look at the lights:
I buildt an outer frame to hide the LED, because looking directly at them is not very pretty, then I glued it all together:
Just trying to avoid that my frame will fall apart:
Details, not very pretty, but it doesn’t have to be:
The stupid mirror, soon to be replaced:
The front finished:
The back finished:
That bottom piece goes on the wall, works very well:
Mirror arrived 8 days after ordering:
3.3 kilos, not as heavy as I expected:
It even fits in my frame!!
So does everything else:
On the wall, a few photos:
Have a nice day!