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douginaz

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02-08-2009 10:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: help matching colors italian curved glass question

Hi All, the LOML received a “free” glass shelved, lighted hutch from one of her girl friends. The only problems are it is missing the right front door and the style that held it in place. If any one knows of a glass place that I could send detailed drawings to and could reproduce this curved glass I would appreciate it.

Second problem is the Style. It has some sort of “picture” laminate over the particle board and I don’t have a clue how to go about matching the grain or color. Any information in this area would be helpful. As a last resort I just may make all new styles but the color match is what’s going to kill me.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

http://s197.photobucket.com/albums/aa156/woodguyi/?action=view&current=scottstray097.jpg

http://s197.photobucket.com/albums/aa156/woodguyi/?action=view&current=scottstray098.jpg

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The only information I have on the piece reads
ALF
MADE IN ITALY
COMM. 20267

thanks again.
Doug in AZ.

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#1 posted 02-08-2009 11:43 PM

As far as matching you wood, I’d just keep testing different woods and stain colors, check their color strips in the hardware store and see what comes closest.
There is a glass company in L.A., Ca. that makes curved glass, but it’s not cheep. I can’t see the brackets in your picture very well, it looks like they clamp thru a hole in the glass…..I can’t tell the thickness from the picture either. Glass for that may be DS= 1/8th inch…..3/16 or 1/4….both are not actually 3/16 or 1/4…their a little thinner, because glass is not ground these days, just floated.
Their going to need a pattern for hole location and the amount of curve. I’ll try to get you the name of the glass company…................yoda

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#2 posted 02-09-2009 02:06 AM

Thanks for the reply Yoda. I’m sure it will be pricey but the piece was free, I can stand to spend a few bucks to make the wife happy.
Later,
Doug

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#3 posted 02-09-2009 09:27 PM

Ok….here are 2 sources for you….take your pick
Peco Glass Bending …..Smithville Texas (512) 237-3600
Oldcastle Glass…...california…....(800)972-5211
ask them what all they need…....good luck
yoda

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#4 posted 02-10-2009 12:15 AM

Yoda,
Thanks much for the reply, I’ll be on these like stink on poo poo. :O
Later,
Doug in Az.

-- If you need craft books - please visit our small business at http://www.wittywife.com

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