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#1 posted 11-13-2010 03:11 PM

Thanks for all the help “jocks”. Right now I am considering the following unless someone indicates why this shouldn’t work:

1) Intend to brad nail the 1 1/2” wide 1/2” thick top rail to the 1 1/2” wide 1/2” thick stiles (lock miter joint used) without glue on that top rail in order to more easily repair if glass breaks – top rail will be at about 78” height so brads/brad holes should not be noticeable and can be covered up if necessary – if glass breaks will remove door to repair
2) The channel width for the 1/8” glass will be 1/8” (plus a hair) if space balls not used, 3/16” if space balls necessary because of glass rattling after checking in a dry fit test – also silicone (or Charles Neils’ technique of modeling clay) definitely will be used with space ball usage
3) The channel depth will be 1/8” extra than the glass each side for wood movement

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