How to Hang a Mirror

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Tools Required
  • Carpenter's level
  • Measuring tape
  • Studfinder
  • Electric drill
Materials Required
  • Frameless mirror
  • J-clips
  • Wall anchors
  • Adhesive

Before You Begin

Frameless beveled mirrors are sold at glass dealers where you'll also find J-clips, wall anchors and adhesive to mount a mirror. The number of J-clips required and type of wall anchors depends on the size and weight of the mirror, so get advice from the glass dealer about how many are needed. Adhesive may also be necessary depending on the weight of the mirror.

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  • Step 1 : Lay out the position for the mirror

    Draw a guideline on the wall to position the bottom of the mirror's location using a carpenter's level to make sure it is level. Find the wall studs with a studfinder and make sure to locate some of the anchors and clips in a stud.

  • Step 2 : Install J-clips on the bottom line

    Install wall anchors and then J-clips along the pencil line with an electric drill.

  • Step 3 : Mount the mirror on the wall

    If adhesive is required, spread it on the wall and then carefully lift the mirror into place resting it on the J-clips.