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Offline Packard

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glass clad cabinet doors
« on: February 15, 2021, 08:38 AM »
I was watching a home improvement show the other day and I saw a very interesting looking cabinet door.

At first glance, it looked like a shaker door style with a glass insert instead of the standard panel.  But a closeup revealed that the glass covered the entire door and was clad to the outside of the frame. 

The frame was in black and the glass appeared to be slightly tinted grey.

It would, at first appear to be an easy build.  Use dowels to build the frame and cut a piece of glass to laminate onto the frame.

However, the glue will show through.  I guess you could paint the area that gets glued to the frame with black paint. 

Any thoughts?  Also, does this have to be tempered glass.  I would assume that it was double-strenght glass which is 3.2mm or one eight of an inch.  Single strength glass is 25mm or one-tenth of an inch.

Does this glass have to be tempered?  Safetly glass (much thicker).

It did look very sleek.

I have framed pictures with a "glass mat", which I painted on the inside surface.  It is fairly easy to do.  I masked off the area that was not to be painted.  And sprayed several light coats with black paint.  I probably could have improved adhesion with sealcoat, but since there was no chance of abrasion of the surface I simply painted it. 

Any thoughts.

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