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Forum topic by WoodenSoldier posted 01-30-2011 08:35 AM 840 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-30-2011 08:35 AM

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I’m building a display case for a friend’s Military awards and I can’t decide how to frame the glass. I didn’t plan on making the glass removable so I just slotted the frame and I was going to build the frame around it.
The more I think about this though, the more I think this might cause issues with finishing it.
What are your thoughts on framing the glass? Should I make it at removable so that I can build the case and then secure it afterward somehow?

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#1 posted 01-30-2011 09:48 AM

I make my frames so I can put the glass in from behind after it’s finished. Either with rabbets or if it’s cope and stick, I cut the back of the groove off after the door is assembled. Then I use 100% clear silicone to “glue” in the glass panel.

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#2 posted 01-30-2011 10:38 AM

The glass should be removeable in my opinion. What if the glass ever gets broken?

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#3 posted 01-30-2011 01:11 PM

+1 for childress’ suggestion.

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