|Forum topic by Mike||posted 05-25-2014 01:16 AM||775 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
05-25-2014 01:16 AM
I’ve got a small problem to solve and it shouldn’t take to long to come up with something, but I just can’t think of what will work best.
My currently project is to make an “old” looking door with glass panel inserts into a dining room table. I say old because I am making the door because I couldn’t find something I liked out there. I have an old surface lock that I would like to attach to the face of the door. This is just like what you might see in an old house. Here is something similar to the lock I have (the knob is going to be removed):
(not my picture btw)
The problem that comes up is that the lock is just under 3/4” thick. I am looking to place a single piece of glass over the door as the table surface. This means that I need to figure a way to raise the table’s single glass surface 3/4” away from the surface of the door so that the lock fits under it. I have thought about different solutions such as using some 3/4” pine as spacers with furniture bumpers to hold the glass, but I would need a few spaced around for me to feel comfortable that the glass wont crack if something heavy is set on it. The size of the door is standard, so not anything unusual. What do you think might be a solution?
-- look Ma! I still got all eleven of my fingers! - http://www.lepelstatcrafts.etsy.com - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCppWfrYGXCr5lm9uW-Fpqqw