TV mirror

You can create your DIY TV mirror with simple steps for getting high tech home décor piece. The centerpiece gives a functional art to your home by eliminating the large TV cluttering up your living room. This would create a perfect Netflix and chill moment for you. So in this article, we will learn about creating a mirror with TV inside.

Choosing the Best TV

The first part is to check with the thickness of the TV models which you would be going to consider. If you are considering a TV model which is thinner than 2'', then you need a unique frame with exact space. You can also choose the width of frame molding and breadth of it according to your choice. If the bezel of TV is ultra-thin, then you must go for thinner frames.

Select the Right Mirror

You cannot use any random mirror for this. This project needs a dielectric mirror with semi-transparency for giving vanishing effects. While switching on the TV, the screen gets visible through the mirror, and once it gets off, the mirror hides it entirely within it. One can’t even recognize that there is a TV on the wall. You can also use Glass Smart Mirror, Acrylic Two Way Mirror, or Glass Two Way Mirror, but the transparencies would below, which will also affect the display quality. You must avoid a two-way mirror film as it is only 55 transparent. The mirror gets peel or bubble with time, especially the one in the bathroom. Higher quality glass with fantastic finishing ends would be a good investment. You need to get a mirror of the overall size of the TV. The size of molding should be 2.5'' in width to create enough space and height or add additional rabbet to hide the bezel of TV.

Creating the Front of the Frame

The first step to start with is to cut the frame and rout it out to get the bezel of TV covered by frame while leaving the space for glass. Take the measurements of TV bezel from all the sides and get an oversized frame mirror TV once it gets complete. Routing out the frame helps in using a dielectric mirror. The larger mirror installations which don't cover the bezel through frame could switch to a smart glass mirror to get the bezel to hide behind the mirror.

The frames sticks should be cut four inches larger than the overall framed mirror TV. You can take the measurements of the display by using display war tools or bezel. Now, plugin and add frames in both the dimensions. Cut double the frame material to use it for the back build. Some TV models may not have the same thickness of bezel on each side, so do measure it accurately. Now with the use of fine tooth saw blade cut 45-degree angles and put the frame together. Stick the front of the frame with glue and use long clamps to make them stick together while the glue gets dry.

Creating the back built

Now it’s time to create back built by using standard Tv wall mount or flat frame to put it on the wall. For doing so, measure the thickness and back of the TV and see how much is striking out to cover the side of the TV. You can stack the frame back to back or face the front of the frame on the side. You can trim the other rabbet side and keep the flat side as it is. Glue the back build thickness cut earlier and glue them at the back of the frame. Now it’s time to attach the Tv by placing it back into the frame. You can also use the Z bar hangers, which eliminates the cutting of TV. You can get them off the entire length on all four sides or can also go with smaller ones. To add more strength, add a corner, which will strengthen the integrity of the build. Connect the IR system by placing an eye below the frame after it gets mounted. This will allow the remote to work with TV even after covering the sensor with structure.


Its time to Power up your TV by plugging it in to see how it looks! You may need to make some minor adjustments with the Z-BAR hangers to make sure the TV is centered behind the mirror. It’s time to switch on your TV and check how it works or set the additional settings. You need to turn off the Eco mode and set the brightness and backlight for achieving the best results.