|Forum topic by jleakey||posted 11-21-2014 03:47 PM||1446 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
11-21-2014 03:47 PM
I am currently building a display cabinet I designed through Sketchup and had a question I was hoping someone might be able to answer. I haven’t purchased the glass as of yet, but was looking at using 1/4” thick pieces that would slide in Dado’s in the wood. I was wondering if most glass is actually 1/4” thick and if so should I step up to a 5/16” router bit to cut the dado’s or would that have too much slop and cause the glass to wobble too much?
I know the logical thing is to buy the glass first so that I could get the measurements but that also leads me to my next question. I was going to cut the bottom and side Dado’s at 1/4” deep and the the top Dado a little deeper at probably 3/8” so that if the glass ever had to be replaced they could possibly wedge it into place with the added depth at the top. Will these depths be sufficient to allow for smooth operations or is 1/4” depth too much?
Any suggestions or feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.