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Forum topic by bgilb posted 01-25-2010 09:23 PM 1260 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-25-2010 09:23 PM

Hey guys. My next project right now is a Breadbox, and I have the actual box finished, and now I just need to make the door on the front. I made a mitered frame, and I want to put a groove in the pieces, and add a piece of glass. But how do I go about staining gluing and sanding this?

The other option is to just rabbet the pieces and add the glass after its all done with some hardware at the hardware store to hold it in. But I would prefer the completeness of the pieces the other way. Any suggestions are welcome.

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#1 posted 01-25-2010 09:37 PM

I’d suggest making it so the glass is removable so it can be replaced if it ever breaks. So I would go with the rabbet and then either make some moulding or get some hardware to hold the glass in.

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#2 posted 01-25-2010 09:45 PM

I go with Eric’s suggestion. A breadbox gets used a lot and with a glass door it would be pretty susceptible to breakage.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 01-25-2010 10:09 PM

bgilb, i agree with other suggestions. use moulding to hold the glass in similar to how old house windows did it. I’ve broken many of those when I was a kid lol, and my dad said I had to learn how to replace them since I was the one who would break them. Much easier to remove trim and replace glass than replace the entire frame.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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