|Forum topic by Marvelicous||posted 08-28-2007 11:34 PM||1894 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
08-28-2007 11:34 PM
Hi, I’m new here, but I’ve spent a couple days looking around and haven’t found an answer yet, so I figured I might as well introduce myself and ask at the same time.
First an introduction: I’m a union boilermaker by trade, so I’m used to working with metal. On one hand metal is usually hot and or sharp and you wind up with burns and cuts all over – on the other hand, if your fit isn’t perfect, you can always weld gaps. I’ve been building fairly simple furniture around the house as I decide I need it, or to replace cheapo laminate crap. I’ve done a few bookshelves, my bed frame, and an entertainment center, and every project looks a little better – probably because every time I start one, I pick up another tool that I decide I can’t live without anymore.
Now to my current project and my current dilemma: I’m building a coffe-table / humidor. My problem is that I want a tempered glass top for the center section that will be the humidor, and I’m having trouble deciding how to attach the glass. Basically it will be a 12×12 square inside a miter joint frame made of 1×4’s cut down to 3” so the whole thing is 18×18 if you follow. I thought about cutting a groove into the inside of the boards to trap the glass, but a: I don’t want the glass siting below the flush with the wood (I don’t want spills having no place to go but into my humidor!) and b: on the chance of breakage, I don’t want to have to tear apart and rebuild the whole frame, just replace the glass. So what I want to do is router a mortise into the inside edge of the 1×4’s to allow the glass to sit flush, and glue the glass in.
The actual question – what kind of glue, (looks are kind of important, becasue the glue joint will be visible through the glass) or does anyone have any better ideas?
Pardon my long winded question, but I wanted to cover the bases I’ve already been over.
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