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post #1 of 8 Old 01-02-2013, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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Best way to install glass in large door

Hi, new to the forum here.

I'm building a guitar display cabinet. The cabinet is a trapezoid shape, the door is 45" high and has a 1/4" groove to inset glass in the inside of the door frame.

I was planning on just glazier points to hold the glass in the frame, or should it be glued in?

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I normally use wooden trim to hold glass in however if you have only 1/4" by the time you put glass in there wouldn't be room to nail it. You might fashion some screen molding with a lip to extend over the glass and mount it to the back of the door if trim on the back wouldn't hit anything. You might use glazing points to hold the glass in and then use color caulk to cover the edges. Another option would but to use the points and put a piece of wooden glass stop over them with hot melt glue. You could also use the old fashion method of glazing points and glazing compound. The compound can be colored to be wood color with a universal tinting color.
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Glazier points should do fine. My company assembled frames by the thousands during the furniture boom in the 90's. We'd put famous prints in them or an old John Deere print or whatever.

Point is, there is nothing as easy and effective for holding glass (or glass, the print, and backing) than glazier points. Since you are using glass only and no print or backing, make sure you fit them snugly. Other than that you should be fine without gluing.

Your project looks great. What kind of guitar are you going to be displaying?

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Thanks. Once I get the trapezoid piece of glass cut, I'll see how it goes with just the points.

The guitar I'm displaying is a first year (1987) Ibanez JEM. (see link for pics of this type of guitar - I'll ahve the yellow one)

http://www.ibanezwiki.com/download/a...367/Page04.jpg

These guitars came in unique florescent colors, and had a theme of pyramids, vines. So, that is why I have the pyramid in the 3 florescent colors as a symbol, vine molding, and at the top a have three 7's in the same 3 colors representing the model number of the guitar JEM777.
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On this page...the R-21 series.
Or, a clip like this...
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...9&site=ROCKLER

Glaziers points can split the wood.





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Thanks Cabinetman, I think those will work great for my application. I'm going to order a set.
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I've never had glaziers points split the wood.
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Dave,
whenever I have set glass in cabinet doors, I used 100% silicone. Lay the door down flat, lay the glass in. Trick is getting a nice even bead all the way around. Then let it sit for 24 hours without touching it. Nice case BTW.

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