Quest for a bigger TV #7: Bookcase Doors

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Blog entry by JBfromMN posted 10-25-2010 06:12 PM 1345 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Bookcases Part 7 of Quest for a bigger TV series Part 8: Nearing the end »

This series has been about re-creating an existing wall entertainment unit to accomidate a larger TV for my parents.

In the 2 side bookcases there were doors that have glass panels in them. My Dad took up the task of re-creating these glass panels himself. He located an Art Glass store in Minneapolis where he could purchase all of the supplies and equipment needed to create these glass panels. They are true divided light windows with brass caming. He spent about a month perfecting the techniques and he was able to create the look he wanted. Notice that he added some red colored glass to the panels that were not in the originals.

For my part it was just a matter of milling the doors to be able to accept these glass panels. I made the doors like traditional raised panel doors, but then I just used a rabbitting bit in my router to take off the back part that holds the raised panel in. Then we purchased Glass Retainer Clips from Rockler to hold the panels in.

Here is a shot of the complete unit now will all of the doors installed.

The only thing that has not been installed yet is the baseboard trim that we milled ourselves.

Next up will be finishing…...

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#1 posted 10-25-2010 06:41 PM

looks greats

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#2 posted 10-25-2010 07:50 PM

A very beautiful work

I really like and I think that your work will give some ideas for the LJ’s community

Thanks for your blog

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#3 posted 10-27-2010 06:02 PM

Nice, your dad did a great job on the glass panels.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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