I'm looking to build an oak hutch style wall cabinet with the hanging
portion having glass inset doors framed with oak.
Any of you fellas have a preferred way of making the glass doors as far
as setting the glass? Is a glue good enough or is another better?
I was thinking of making the door frames out of oak with a rabbit on the
inside ad the glass glued to he back of the rabbit.
If you want your piece to look like a puttied window, use an adhesive
If you want your piece to look like a piece of furniture, use a wood
trim strip like a piece of quarter round.
Much as I hate nails, not sure if you have an option to hold the quarter
round in place.
email@example.com (Ron Truitt) wrote in
The cabinets in my kitchen have little clearplastic pieces that look like
the figure eights you use to attach table tops, but with a little tab the
goes against the glass. These are help in place with screws. They are ok if
you aren't concerned with how the inside of the door looks. When I replaced
the glass with the custom stained glass my wife made all I needed to do was
trim the tabs a little to accomodate the new thickenss.
It was somewhere outside Barstow when firstname.lastname@example.org (Ron Truitt)
On a door ? There's only one way I'd do it, set the glass into a
groove. This means you need to assemble it around the glass, which can
make finishing a problem.
You _might_ set it into a rabbet with a ply backer, but that's ugly
Sooooo- what happens when the glass breaks? the OP will have to have a
groove at the top or side of the door with a wood strip included to
hide the slot where the glass would be inserted--- Had the same
problem when making a flag case with glass in a slot.
When we built a cherry display hutch, we used the groove type panel retainer
from Rockler. It made for a very finished look and were very easy to
install / remove to replace glass if necessary. They jamb fit into a
oversized groove that the glass sets in, holding the glass in tight. As I
remember, we used the fruitwood color for the cherry.
32189 - Fruitwood Groove Type Plastic Panel Retainer
38896 - Clear Groove Type Plastic Panel Retainer
Hope this helps,
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