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Forum topic by Martin659 posted 01-28-2012 04:02 PM 718 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-28-2012 04:02 PM

Howdy neighbors. I’ve been a lurker for a long time but this is my first post. I’ve been a woodworker for about 12 years. I run a hydraulic bandmill and do custom agricultural buildings, sheds, and projects. I supply 99% of my own material as well as custom saw for wood lot owners, cabin builders, and woodworkers alike. But anyway, enough about me, onto the question.

The little woman is tired of her front door and wants a new one. I’ve built doors before but I want this one to be really nice. In particular, I would like to have a nice art glass panel to use in it . I’m not necessarily looking for a custom piece per se, but I’m having a hard time finding a supplier. If anyone has anyone in mind I would appreciate some contact info. I thought about checking out pella to see if they will sell just the glass, but I’m open for suggestions.

Thanks for the help.


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#1 posted 01-28-2012 05:57 PM

Martin, first off, welcome to LumberJocks!

We need to replace our front entry door as well. The current door is quite old, which is fine, but it’d been pretty neglected before we moved-in. Originally, I thought about trying to re-use the door by adding some stained glass to it, as well as completely repairing and refinishing it. I simply searched online for local stained glass artisans. I have no idea what your budget is, but I felt this would help support someone local, as well as designing and building it to my exact requirements. He had options as well to double-insulate it, or even triple insulate it, offering an easy-to maintain surface on both sides that could simply be wiped down with a rag and window cleaner. I felt his prices were pretty reasonable, but my desires back then may have been totally different than yours. It also depends on where you live. I live in Denver, so I’ve got a pretty large pool of people in close proximity.

Keep us posted.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#2 posted 01-28-2012 09:03 PM

Depending upon what you’re looking for and how much you want to pay you could take a look at Kessler Studios

We’ve used some glass from them on a few jobs. I’m not too fond of abstract contemporary stained glass but the work is well done. The price is probably very high as well.

Outiside of that, I do know that someone with good artistic painting skills can make some nice stained glass panels with the right supplies. There are a few people I know who have purchased some glass and paints and made a few panels. Unfortunately I do not know the sources or suppliers they used.

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