How to hang a large, unframed mirror without using glue?
January 17, 2006 7:16 PM Subscribe
I have a large mirror that my former roommates acquired via dumpster diving
. It measures 48" x 36". It has 4 small holes, one drilled in each corner, 5" diagonally from the corners and 3.5" from the sides. It's unframed and quite heavy. How can I hang it without using glue or mastic?
posted by Famous to Home & Garden (14 answers total)
All of the google wisdom I have come across points to gluing a unframed mirror of this size to your wall, using hardware as a backup, just in case the glue were to someday fail. The problem I'm having is that I don't own, I rent, and at some point (2 to 3 years from now, I anticipate) I'm going to have to get the mirror back off the wall of my apartment. So liquid-nailing it up isn't an option for me.
My question is, is there a way to mount this mirror (safely!) with just hardware? Perhaps, utilizing the holes already drilled into the mirror?
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