Our 13-yr. old son got an idea of adding an infinity mirror over the top of his computer desk for his monitor to sit on. He researched it and we came up with a game plan. Materials:
1” x 4” utility grade pine wood
¼” ply wood sheets
3/8” glass sheet
String of programmable led lights
1” x 1” wood strips
Mirror, Construction glue, misc. hardware, paint, 2-way glass coating plastic
Measuring the desktop, we came up with 32” x 24” as the size the frame had to be to sit securely over the desktop. Luckily, a standard size mirror from Home Depot fit the size we needed. Getting a piece of glass thick enough to safely hold the monitor weight was initially a bit of a challenge. Thick glass was very expensive, and we weren’t certain if the thinner glass would work. We finally settled on 3/8” thick in the hopes it would work. We measured the wood to size, and set our Ryobi circular saw at a 45 deg angle to make miter cuts. Our plans required a similar sized inner frame to support the glass. Each piece was cut, sanded and fit together. Even our 10 yr old was in on the action. Several coats of flat black paint were applied and a string of LED lights mounted around the inside. The biggest challenge was applying the tinted plastic one-way film to the underside of the glass. After assembly, we fired it up! Worked great and is the envy of our son’s friends!