I am building kitchen upper glass cabinet doors. I am looking for clips
to retain glass panel. The only clips I found are ones from Rockler and
they are plastic ones. Are there any other clips and which type and
manufacturer is the best? Also what glass thickness is recommended for
Lee Valley has a couple of kinds. But I'm thinking of going with silicone
glue, add strength to the door, or so I was told. The glass I'm looking at
is 1/16" bubble. Glass place said 1/16 is what is mostly used. Cut my
rabbet 1/8 x5/16".
Sasha, checkout www.sommerfeldtools.com, they have a flexible plastic
strip exactly for this application. They also have a bit set for making
mullions. EXCELLENT!!! setup. If you go with mullion (divided panels)
be careful with glue squeezout. They sell a drip glue with aeresol
spray to activate and this leaves ZERO mess. They also have DVD.
http://www.sommerfeldtools.com/products.asp?ID (pic shows "panel
glass retainer" in action).
I am NOT related at all, I just appreciate the time they have saved me.
You may want to install tempered glass in them. Just think of you arm -
other body parts or little kids under the doors if the glass broke and a
sharp jagged edge came crashing down. Tempered glass may cost a bit more but
how would you feel if someone was sliced open all for the sake of a few
bucks. It may also be a code in your area, worth checking out.
As for thickness 1/8" should be enough .
You might want to look at using glass retaining moldings. Sold in rolls of
either clear or brown. The molding sets inside the rabbet and the glass is
pressed in place in the molding. Molding holds glass in place and keeps it
from rattling in the frames.
product SKU # is PTF946 CLR if the above link does not take you to the
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