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Offline kelauben

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Frameless Mirror Medicine Cabinet question
« on: August 04, 2014, 03:51 PM »
I'm looking to build a frameless mirror medicine cabinet and have a few questions.  The cabinet is pretty straight forward, but the frameless mirror is not. 

Most pre made examples utilize european hinges for a frameless cabinet which is pretty straight forward, but how is the mirror attached to the door.  The hinges, Blum for example, need 13mm of depth in the door, so I'm assuming the mirror is mounted to a frame. 

My question is, how is the mirror mounted to the frame?  Epoxy?

Thanks everyone.

Karl

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Offline VW MICK

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Re: Frameless Mirror Medicine Cabinet question
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 04:12 PM »
You will probably need at least a 15 mm door for the drilling of the hinges then just
Stick the mirror to the door with silicone .we use something called mirrormate
You have to be carefull because normal silicone will eat through the  mirror backing

Just lay it flat stick the mirror then leave it over night .its best to paint the back and edges and 20 -30mm of the face first

Offline PaulMarcel

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Re: Frameless Mirror Medicine Cabinet question
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014, 04:24 PM »
What VW Mick said, don't use silicone; over time it ruins the mirror.  Look for any mirror mastic; made for exactly that.
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Re: Frameless Mirror Medicine Cabinet question
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2014, 04:44 PM »
its best to paint the back and edges and 20 -30mm of the face first


If the mirror is sitting in a rabbet, don't forget to paint the rabbet or you'll see it in the mirror.


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Offline Reiska

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Re: Frameless Mirror Medicine Cabinet question
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 05:05 PM »
Are you thinking of attaching the glass directly to the hinge? Maybe Blum Cristallo hinge would work for you? and
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Offline rst

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Re: Frameless Mirror Medicine Cabinet question
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014, 05:43 PM »
There are clamping type hinges available that do not require gluing; https://www.hitechglazing.com/catalog/40168.  I am a commercial glazier among other things and we have used many of the types at this site.

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Frameless Mirror Medicine Cabinet question
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2014, 10:06 PM »
Frameless mirror with pivot hinges, glass shelves. Push to open magnetic latches.

I'll see if I can find pictures of a framed with Blum hinges.

Tom

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Frameless Mirror Medicine Cabinet question
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2014, 10:17 PM »
Both of these albums have framed mirror medicine cabinets with Blum concealed hinges. If you are going to use silicone on the glass C.R. Laurence has special silicone for mirrors, I don't use it I use Spaceballs.

https://picasaweb.google.com/tbadernwi/AtlantaMasterBath#

https://picasaweb.google.com/tbadernwi/Jean

I'm in the middle of doing the casework for a bath right now. Framed mirrors for the medicine cabinet. All the casework is QSWO.

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