When I had the doors and shelves made I ordered the glass and mirrors from my home town glass shop. They are a father and son place, and have always been helpful. I hope they stay in business. I put a new full light back door in last year in September
While weed eating a random stone was slung into the glass. Oohhh that sucked. The father and son came out measured and ordered the correct replacement glass insert, and installed it the next week. They were very helpful. Anyhow once the glass came in I routed the rabbet on my shelves and door frames. I waited because I wanted a good fit with out to big of gap.
i sanded the edge of the glass after fitting the glass in the shelves because the glass was fush with the wood, and I wanted to eliminate sharp edges. My router job didn't work out to weel. I should've done better.
I wanted the mirrors in the back removable for moving purposes, and replacement if they ever get broke, and I wanted shelf support in the center, so there wouldn't be any sag in the shelves because of weight issues. So I used a 1/2 plywood back, and made a center piece that was rabbeted on both sides for the mirror thickness. This picture is hard to make out. This taken looking down (top removed) and what you see is the center piece and edge of mirrors, plywood back, and bottom of cabinet. I installed two plastic mirror holders on each side (not in picture).
Here is what it looked like with mirrors removed and center piece stained with the shelf support holes drilled and mirror holders on left.
then I routered the top edge and sanded.
. Carried it up, slid the mirrors in from the top, and then screwed the top down from inside.
I realy enjoyed building this, but next time I am going to have better plans drawn up. Thanks for looking. I have some peach logs in the basement that I am going to see what I can make with them.