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Forum topic by rydawell posted 12-18-2014 06:23 PM 1367 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-18-2014 06:23 PM

Hi jocks!

Was hoping to get some insight on how these style doors could be built? In the linked picture there are white / glass doors in the middle above the sink. It looks like two stiles of gloss wood and a glass panel in the middle. No rails that I can tell. Is this possible? Do you think a thick door (1”) with a dado would work? It seems like if I did it that way there would be a lot of pressure on the joints/ glass when you open/ close.

What say you? Thanks in advance for your input!


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#1 posted 12-18-2014 06:41 PM

I’ve seen similar doors on entertainment stands. The hinges were on the glass and the stiles are purely decorative.
The ones I looked at had just a simple deep dado in the stile and were glued to the glass, I’m not sure what type of glue.
There wasn’t any pressure or stress on the joint because the glass itself hit against a stop instead of the stile/”frame”.
I’m sure someone here will have more or better information for you.

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#2 posted 12-18-2014 09:20 PM

Hard to tell in the pics but it’s possible that it’s a full glass panel with the top and bottom portions painted, but I can’t see any hinges so I’m not sure.

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#3 posted 12-19-2014 10:28 AM

If I was building that I would make a full glass door with the painted components as decorative attachments.

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