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Topic: making an old window into a mirror

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  • Started 3 years ago by mcnaughton
  • Latest reply from daisytoad
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    mcnaughton
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    I have rescued an old exterior window from my house that I want to make into a mirror. The window has 2 large horizontal panes. Do I need to break out the window and then replace with mirrors? Should I just back the current panes with mirrors? It would be awfully difficult to remove the pane trim because of the heavy duty exterior paint on one side of the window. Any suggestions you have would be appreciated!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. That might be putty holding it - carefully chip it out with a screw driver. Then get the glazier points out with a screw driver. Those hold it in until the putty drys when they put the glass in. You can re-putty the mirror so it looks original. here is a how to I just found - I'm sure there are others http://www.oldhouseweb.com/how-to-advice/repairing-wood-windows.shtml you might want to wear gloves.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. mutter mutter somebody ought to invent some kind of stuff you just spray on there so you don't have to undo the stupid glass... seems like it might be a whole ton easier.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. Blossom

    Blossom
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    Found ideas!

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    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. Blossom

    Blossom
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    More.

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    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. Blossom

    Blossom
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    I like the picture of the above red mirror. The shelf and hooks make it functional.

    I would get old towels or doubled-over sheets. Put one under the window and lay the other on top of the window. Then I would use a hammer. I would use gloves to pick out the shards that tend to stick in the panes.

    I already have a four-paned mirror window in my garage. I have been thinking of doing something functional like the above blue window or the red one.

    Perhaps a window for autumn!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  7. Maybe a dumb question but-do most glass places install mirrors also?

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    gigi
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    i believe they do but at what cost....that is the final jeopardy question!!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  9. lol, I was pleasantly surprised by the cost of installing single pane glass, it saddened me thinking of the great pieces I passes up dure to broken glass!

    Posted 3 years ago #

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