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05-07-2014 03:44 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cabinetry resource question

I tried selling one of my sideboards i made but it was too small for the customer so i offered to make another one to suit. I sent my LJ link and they liked this one:

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/91266

The cabinet doors on this were lifted from an old hutch i refurbished so i haven’t actually made this door before

Does anyone have a resource to show how to make a multi-glass paneled cabinet doors?
Doesn’t have to be factory miters like this but something relatively high end?
thanks
Greg

-- Greg Simon


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#1 posted 05-15-2014 04:02 AM

Here’s a good resource…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IPjkzhSEYc
http://sommerfeldtools.com

Do they really have to be multi-glass paneled doors or just have the rail and stiles separating say one big piece of glass? Looks the same, but just uses one large piece of glass.

Marc is a real nice guy and very personable as well. If you have any questions, give him a call. (of course it helps if you’re in the market for some of his router bit sets ;).

I’ve watched several of his youtube series and I’m fixing to make garage cabinets using his tongue and groove method. I intend on making some glass panel doors for one of the upper cabinets as well as making a router bit cabinet with glass panels.

Good Luck!

-- I cut that thing twice and it's still too short!

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#2 posted 05-15-2014 09:17 PM

Looks like a pretty cool system – would be perfect if i was getting into higher production
the actual multi-paned glass door has a certain authentic quality about it but in certain cases (especially budget-wise) i think it would warrant having one piece of glass and just wooden dividers

thanks for the feedback!
cheers
Greg

-- Greg Simon

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#3 posted 05-16-2014 10:15 PM

another option is to find actual wooden windows people have taken out. they are pretty heavy and would probably have to use some type of balast to keep from tipping.

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#4 posted 05-16-2014 11:35 PM

i actually i did use two small ones for the first one and for the second one i used one large window out of an old door and you’re right when i hinged it in the cabinet it did tip over when opened. It would have been alright if it was wall mount but much too heavy at 12” deep floor mount. My shop drawing didn’t warn me!

i actually found a few discontinued manufactured pine doors with glass ones out of town and will paint to suit for now. I may just dado the stiles and rails and mullions and assemble with glass. The only thing is if the glass breaks the door is toast
thanks for the reply!
greg

-- Greg Simon

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#5 posted 05-17-2014 04:04 AM

Good luck with it. Post some pics here when you done if.you don’t mind.

-- I cut that thing twice and it's still too short!

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