Cabinet Flat Panel Door - Modification


Hi there,
I've been building a bathroom vanity with 3/4" baltic birch for our mater bathroom. I've almost complete the project and my wife doesn't like the flat panel cabinet door. I was thinking I could some how cut out the center and install a glass insert. Can this be done with a table saw?
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Marc,
Without getting destructive and removing the panel, try to see if she wood like some applied moldings to the panel to give it some depth. You could also glue/screw on a raised panel over that flat panel.
If you're going to remove the panel and replace it with glass, then set up your router table and fence to route the inside edge off and finish the corners with a chisel. This now gives you an edge for the glass. Add some inside molding or glass clips/turnstile thingy's to hold the glass in place. Be sure to use a tempered glass so if it breaks, no one gets sliced and diced.
Bob S.

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Yes, as long as your table saw has a router attachment :-)
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Thanks for the advice guys. I'm just a wood working novice here and I think I didn't use the right terms to describe the door. The door and the drawers front are solid pieces of Baltic birch not a frame with a flat panel inserts...sorry for the mix-up. What I was thinking of doing was raising the table saw blade in to the panel to make the 4 cuts and finishing the cuts with a hand saw. I would then use my laminate trimmer with the appropriate router bit to make a grove for the glass to fit in. Will this work?
P.S. I only wish I had a router and table setup...
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Marc wrote:

Might be easier/safer to do the rough cutout with a jigsaw, then run your laminate trimmer along a straightedge to get clean edges. Then adjust the bit, and do it all again to make the rabbet for the glass.
Chris
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Unless I am envisiopning this incorrectly, I am not real sure why your wife would want a glass door to look in at the plumbing and the various cleaners, etc. typically in a bathroom vanity behind the door.
Dave Hall
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