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
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
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...
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.
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.
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