I am in the process of building a maple frame for a vanity mirror (with the
glass measuring approximately 38" x 50" x 3/16" thick). Since I've yet to
buy the glass (it will be cut to fit the finished frame size), I am
wondering just how heavy this whole affair will be. While I can guess the
weight of wood portion, I am wondering if there is a website where one can
find out the wieghts of various building materials.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
According to "Pocket Ref" by Thomas J. Glover (a great toolbox
reference book by the way), window class has a specific gravity of 2.58,
and weighs 161 pounds per cubic foot. It doesn't list any other types
of glass but I can't see mirror glass being dramatically different than
I came up with 1.54 lbs for 3/16" x 12" x 12" if it is 161 #/CF.
(top posted for your convenience)
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
What size of print does this book have? I start to loose interest
when the font size drops below 10 pts and loose complete interest
below 8 pts.
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Much of it is 8 point or less. While it is small to sit and read, there is
a lot of good reference material crammed into a small space. Type size is
tolerable for a quick lookup of a pipe size or airport code, electric motor
frame sizes, or many other varied subject. Mine is always within reach of
my desk at home.
29 (proportional) characters in an inch where I just measured.
Smaller than 8-point, definately. But it's a clear font, should
magnify well if needed.
I've seen these at checkout counters in better hardware stores.
Maybe one of your local places has them, you could look it over.
I use mine regularly, and have one at work and two at home.
It's not the kind of book you read cover to cover. It's like the CRC
Handbook or Machinery's Handbook--you look up the information you need when
you need it. Point size doesn't matter for that kind of book. My Oxford
English Dictionary has text in a point size so small that they provide a
magnifier with the dictionary--it's not an obstacle to its use as a
On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 21:26:59 GMT, the inscrutable Bill Thomas
Looks like 33.19 lbs for the mirror portion, huh?
Teensy. GET NEW GLASSES, silly!
Lee Valley puts out a handyman's version of that book (with the same
teeny print, of course) called "Handyman In-Your-Pocket" which is
great; chock full of fun.
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