giant periscope to see the Eiffel Tower

Giant periscope to see the Eiffel Tower from my bed

This view is a reflection of the Eiffel Tower in 2 mirrors

I wanted to see the Eiffel Tower from my bed so I made a giant periscope with 2 mirrors in order to shift the view from my window.

I made a Youtube video for this tutorial and this article is a synthesis of all the steps with screenshots.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIVH6LmBvt4

The original view

This is what I see without the mirrors.
It works like a giant periscope

General scheme of the installation

I glued big mirrors on marine wood

Mirrors are 1,2m long.
Wood boards are 1,5cm thick, same size as the mirrors and water resistant. They bring strength and rigidity to the glass.
Steel brackets on each extremity of the mirrors

Blocks of wood

Because I did not want to screw directly through concrete.
I glued the blocks on my window

I used a flexible piece of wood to apply strength beetween the facing blocks while the glue dries.
Then I screwed the mirrors inside the blocks. I used one big screw on purpose to be able to turn the mirror and make angle adjustement.
Final result

If you like this project, you can find others i made on my youtube channel. Subscribe if you want to help me 🙂
www.youtube.com/channel/UCV8D6u7_jkuGf_iUvNzXpmg

Also the original article is on my website (sorry it's in french) :
www.lafabriquediy.com/tutoriel/un-periscope-pour-voir-la-tour-eiffel-134/

Source : Lurluberlu from Reddit