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HickWillis

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01-12-2017 01:34 PM

Hi everyone! I’m building some new cabinet doors (shaker style) and want to do one of them with a glass insert. Can I follow the same process to build it as I am doing the rest of the doors? I.e., cut the rails and stiles to match the thickness of the glass and slide the glass into that groove? I’m not sure if I would run into any problems doing it this way.

-- -Will


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#1 posted 01-12-2017 01:47 PM

Yes Build them all the same. When you are ready to put the glass in, you will just need to place the door face down on your work bench and put in a rabbeting bit in your router the same thickness as the depth of the grove. you will need to square up the corners with a sharp chisel after you have gone around all 4 sides. Set your glass in place..no glue.. and cut some stops to hold it in place from the back side.

Hope this helps

Steve

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#2 posted 01-12-2017 01:50 PM

http://designsbystudioc.com/how-to-use-router-cut-rabbet-frame/?print=print

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#3 posted 01-12-2017 01:54 PM

Will – What are you doing with the rest of the doors? The glass should be removable in case it breaks and needs replacing. I used wooden strips (akin to caulking) to hold the glass in the door and sides of a lantern … perhaps something like this would work for you.
 

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#4 posted 01-12-2017 07:17 PM



Yes Build them all the same. When you are ready to put the glass in, you will just need to place the door face down on your work bench and put in a rabbeting bit in your router the same thickness as the depth of the grove. you will need to square up the corners with a sharp chisel after you have gone around all 4 sides. Set your glass in place..no glue.. and cut some stops to hold it in place from the back side.

Hope this helps

Steve

- Alongiron

Ah ha, perfect. Thanks Steve

-- -Will

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#5 posted 01-13-2017 05:34 AM

No, I wouldn’t trap them in a groove. As Ron mentioned, a rabbet with glass stops is a better way.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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