Best Joint for Glass Cabinet Doors

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Forum topic by coachjohnson posted 04-09-2015 05:02 PM 933 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-09-2015 05:02 PM

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What’s the easiest, quickest, and strongest joint to use when building glass doors for a set of cabinets? They are rather tall, around 50 inches and about 18 inches wide. The lower cabinet doors were constructed using grooves and stub tenons, but they only house a 1/4 piece of plywood.

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#1 posted 04-09-2015 06:06 PM

M & T.

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#2 posted 04-09-2015 06:34 PM

There are 3 joints that would work. The choice would be what you are best set up to do or have experience with.

Half Lap
Bridle Joint

Another consideration is how wide you style and rails are. The wider the more glue surface.

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#3 posted 04-09-2015 07:15 PM

I’d go with M&T, they will visually match the existing doors and will be very strong. Rabbet the back and, after the glass is in, nail in strips to hold it secure.

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#4 posted 04-10-2015 12:11 AM

Any of the above suggestions will work but I’m partial to half laps: strong, self squaring, and EASY to make.

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