Glass for kitchen cabinet doors


I'm in the negotiating stage with SWMBO to build kitchen cabinets instead of buying them at the BORG. One thing the missus is considering is some sort of opaque glass for the doors on the uppers. Now, I could argue that a plywood panel would accomplish the same result as "opaque glass" (that's almost an oxymoron), but I concede that the look is, in fact, different. So, if one was looking for some kind of frosted or mottled glass, where would one go? Is the local glass shop likely to have something along those lines (I'd call but they're closed at the moment) or is there somewhere else to check?
todd
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Todd,
I installed glass in several of our kitchen cabinet doors. Here in Atlanta, I ordered my glass from Artistic Glass. I believe they have several stores. However, I went to their Roswell, GA location. They have many different types of glass to choose from. We chose the seeded glass. I'm sure there is a similar glass store in your area.
Regards,
Bob

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Hi Todd,
I made/installed some oak doors with distressed glass panels in a few of our kitchen cabinets a few months ago. Got the glass from a local glass shop-take SWMBO with you if you go!
A 12x24 sheet (approx) was $16 ea.
Rockler(feller) has a very nice selection at 4x that price if you include shipping. (Rockler.com)
You know you're on heady ground when they starting pricing by the square inch.
Next will be sq cm. Then sq mm etc etc.
Metric is really beautiful that way. Feels like a real bargain until you have to actually pay for it.
Lou

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Sounds like one of the Ford vehicle ads I've seen up here in Canada recently. It states that the vehicle has something like 1760 litres of cargo space. That's great if everything going in it is litre sized too.
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Check out a shop supplying the stained glass crowd - you'll be amazed at the colors, patterns, effects and textures available. (Some of the prices will amaze too!) A good shop will have or be able to get sheets of the stuff at least 2'x3' so sizing shouldn't be a problem.
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wrote:

I wanted to frost my front door 2 pane glass windows (small) so I bought some frosting in a can I think at a HD store, just spray it on and it looks like the glass was made that way frosts it very nicely, can't see in any more, just a thought. You can buy the clear glass and just frost it yourself.
Tina
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And how does it weather? Might it be affected by steam or heat in a kitchen?
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As another poster mention, find a stained glass shop. They have all sorts of obscured glass. I went looking for some colored glass and ended up deciding on something like Dentist office glass, sort of like courdoury and frosted.
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Thanks, Jonah. As a followup, I called my local glass place today and they told me they have something like 15 different styles in stock to choose from. I'll probably check it out on Saturday.
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