I am laying out a display/curio cabinet that will use 1/4" bevel glass in
the front doors and each end. The glazed part of the end panels will be 10"
x 44". I plan to use a single pane of the 1/4" glass (vs upper and lower
panes). Does anyone see a strength issue with this long, narrow pane? I am
trying to maximize visibility.
Also, most manufactured furniture uses rubber or plastic extrusion to secure
the glass into the door. The extrusion fits into a groove milled into the
door frame. Most local glass shops use silicon or clips. Does anyone have
a source for the extruded retaining strip? I was surprised that Rockler and
other usual sources offer the router bit but not the retainer strip itself.
ps - the door panels are much wider - about 15" each.
Ahh, but Rockler does offer a
plastic panel retaining strip. In their latest catalogue, pg. 44. Or check the
index for "Glass door hardware". I see no strength issue with 1/4 inch glass at
all, unless you mean the doorframe/panel itself. Tom
Ahh, but Rockler does offer a plastic >panel retaining
strip. In their latest catalogue, pg. 44. Or check the index for "Glass door
>hardware". I see no strength issue with 1/4 inch glass at all, unless you
mean the doorframe/panel >itself. Tom
Thanks. I ordered their latest catalogue a week or so ago and couldn't find
it on their site. I just modified my search and found it.
I was a little concerned about the glass panel itself being a little long
and narrow. As I think about it many floor clocks use this kind of glass
You won't have a problem since the glass will be supported all around in
the rabbet. Instead of putting in a piece of plastic for the retainer,
I'd opt for a simple matching wood small 1/4-round or chamfered trim
strip - but then again, I'm pretty old-school.
I've gotten mine from Lee Valley in 25ft rolls, a sort of matte finish
clear vinyl that looks good when installed. Rockler and Woodcraft
carry panel retaining strips as well, but I did not like the looks,
nor did I like their prices. They wanted as much for 10ft strips as LV
wanted for 25ft.
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