|Project by Razorbak91313||posted 05-15-2011 07:33 AM||4552 views||22 times favorited||17 comments|
I really like the look of stained glass and wood together so I decided to combine them! This is just a rough test project using pine wood and a sheet of green wavy stained glass that i cut into 4squares, each 6×6 inch. The front, sides and top have glass in them while the back and bottom is solid piece of wood. After making the box i realized that it would look even better with a light in it and found a light kit that took the small night light sized bulbs and mounted it in the back. It provides enough light to see by at night without having to blind yourself with the main lights.
I added another picture of the inside for those who were wondering how the glass was mounted in. The glass just presses up against the back of the wood and is such a snug fit that it just about supports itself. I used rubber cement to glue in a few small blocks directly to the glass on the corners to help keep it in place and glued two small blocks on the back to give a place to screw in the back cover since the wood is less then 1/4 inch thick on the sides. The next box i do will be about an inch bigger so that I will have a little more room to properly mount the glass.
Also, i used regular soft pine for this and glued it up, no screws or nails. After I glued it up, I put on 2 coats of thinned down epoxy (3 to 1 alcohol to epoxy mix) which really soaked in well and helped strengthen the wood. Then I sanded and put on some poly to give it a nice finish.
-- Turning good wood into even better wood jewelry. DWWoodCreations.com