This is the finished inside 'after' of the cabinet with the backing board installed and the single shelf narrowed to accommodate the changes.
Making a backing for the mirror seemed like a simple job. It grew. This is the before picture of the back of the mirror.
A well aged piece of thin board was found to use as the mirror backing and it was cut to size (with some additional shaving on some edges).
Lepage's Contact cement was spread over the back of the mirror and backing board.
Below is the sequence used when adding the backing board. Cut to size, apply rubber cement to glass and board. Wait until tacky. Place glue sides together. Apply back clamping and let it dry. Add strips on back of board for additional support. Let it dry (the glue has off gassing, ventilate work space).
The one shelf had to be cut narrower (white arrow) and hemp oil was used to darken the cut side to blend in with the original finish.
The back of the cabinet had to be removed, the single shelf had to be removed and narrowed and replaced. I missed all that work (yes DH did all the work). I did take a picture of the back replaced.
The outside look hasn't changed with all the work to make sure that the mirror is protected from an accidental shattering.
The vintage medicine cabinet looked good when I bought it several years ago but without the mirror backing it was too fragile for use. It has the original holes along the top for hanging.
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