We’re regularly asked about how to hang a mirror using Z-Hangers/French Cleats, so we thought we’d write an easy to use, step by step guide on how to do it. Hope this helps you all.
Attach one of the Z-Hangers (French Cleats) (Usually the smaller one) to the top edge of the back of your mirror. Ensure the raised part is facing downwards.
Attach an off-set board to the bottom of your mirror. This will ensure that the bottom edge rests flush against the wall and the mirror has the necessary support along its bottom edge.
Mark the Z-Hanger’s (French cleat’s) position on the wall. Using a level, make marks at the exact height you want your mirror to hang from, these are where you’ll attach your Z-Hanger to the wall.
Attach the Z-Hanger to the wall. Use wood screws which can bear loads larger than that of your mirror, fasten the Z-Hanger (one of the French cleats) to the wall. This piece should create an upwards hook.
Hang the mirror. Finally, lift the mirror into place. The cleats should fit together perfectly leaving you with a stunning mirror, hung perfectly on your wall.
As you know, at Mirrorworld, we’re always looking for ways to make our finest quality mirrors even better and provide you with even more choice when it comes to picking the exact mirror to perfectly compliment the design you’re trying to achieve – whether that’s in a room at home, or on a project for work.
With this in mind, we’ve recently begun to produce our very own laser cut and laser etched mirrors, both on glass and acrylic.
Want a mirror in that special shape for your child’s bedroom? We can cut and etch acrylic mirrors in virtually any shape or style. If you don’t see it on the website, this is purely because the possibilities are endless and there simply isn’t room for every design we can achieve, so give us a call and talk it through with one of our dedicated and knowledgeable sales team who will be happy to help you to make your ideas come to life.
Our laser cutting machine is a fantastic addition to the Mirrorworld armoury. Not only can we cut acrylic mirrors into virtually any shape or design. We can also engrave mirrors, both glass and acrylic, to put your name, your favourite song lyrics, a silhouette of your favourite landmark or many other possibilities onto your mirror.
We certainly hope these ideas will inspire you to let us create you the perfect mirror as for your home or business. If you need any more information, don’t hesitate to call us on; 0333 800 8181 or email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org today.
Earlier this year when James Byrne of the Ecclestone Square Hotel – a luxury boutique hotel in the exclusive area of Belgravia, London – approached us with a mission. He’d heard of our skill when it comes to creating bespoke mirrors to fit customers’ exact specifications and wanted us to re-create some mirrors he’d seen during one of his travels.
The mirrors were very large, with arised edges and a 9inch wide, crushed velvet frame. We of course, never being ones to turn from a challenge, accepted the mission wholeheartedly and worked closely with James to ensure that our finished products met perfectly with his exacting specifications.
With the Ecclestone Square hotel, found behind the doors of an imperious 19th Century, Grade II listed Georgian façade, James was conscious that these mirrors had to look not only contemporary, but fit with the antique-chic of the hotel as well.
We designed and created the mirrors with this in mind, specifically creating and building a new moulding just for him, using solid English wood to build the frame and using a silvery crushed velvet as the finish for the gorgeously sumptuous moulding we had created. Ensuring both style and comfort were present in volumes on the finished articles.
Both we and James were very happy with what we came up with. So much so in fact, that James sent us some pictures to show us just how good they looked once in situ.
If you want us to recreate some mirrors for you, or create some from a design of your own, feel free to give us a call on 0333 800 8181, we’re always happy to help and will work with you to ensure that your design becomes a striking reality.