Here are some great tips on how to hang a heavy wall mirror.
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How to Hang a Large Mirror
Placing a large mirror on the wall is a simple way to make a room seem brighter and larger. Hanging a framed wall mirror is a relatively simple project, but having an assistant makes the task easier and safer.
2. Choose mirror-hanging hardware, available either separately or in a kit. You will need heavy-duty mirror wire, two D-rings, screws, wall anchors and two heavy-duty picture-hanging hooks. Check the hardware’s weight-bearing capacity to be sure it matches the weight of your mirror. Most of our mirrors have the D-rings already installed, but you will still need the hardware to attach them to the wall.
3. Measure the mirror from top to bottom with a tape measure. Divide this number by five to determine the number of inches beneath the top of the mirror you will attach the D-rings. For example, if the mirror is 35 inches tall, measure and make a pencil mark 7 inches down from the top on both sides of the back of the mirror’s frame.
4. Make two marks on each side of the back of the mirror's frame, about 6 inches from the top. Drill holes in the marks with a small power drill, using a drill bit with a slightly diameter than the screws in the mirror-hanging kit. Screw the D-rings into the back of the frame.
5. Attach one end of the heavy-duty wire to either D-ring. Twist it tightly around itself until it is securely attached. Run the wire through the second D-ring, then back to the first, twisting the wire securely again to tie it. The wire should have a little slack.
6. Make a pencil mark on the wall at the height you wish to suspend the mirror. Ask your assistant to hold the mirror against the wall at the desired height, then slip your hand behind the mirror to feel for the wire. Press a finger on the spot where the wire suspends the mirror. Move the mirror aside and mark the spot held by your finger.
7. Make two more pencil marks, one to the left and one to the right of the center mark. The distance between these two marks should be about one-quarter of the distance between the D-rings you installed on the back of the mirror. Place a level in line with the two marks to ensure they are perfectly plumb.
8. Drill holes into the two marks and insert the wall anchors. Screw the sturdy picture hanging hooks into the anchors. Ask an assistant to help you place the mirror on the wall. Position the wire on the back of the mirror securely over both hanging hooks.