Help with joining glass to wood
Hello, I am a brand new member and am looking forward to becoming an active member.
I am working on a project and I seem to be a bit stumped.
A combined computer and drafting desk
- L-shaped section at back and right is fixed to base, this is where my monitor mounts, mousepad are
- other rectangular section tilts for drafting
- light box inlayed in tilting section
- To avoid seams on the drafting surface, I have a glass top. The glass is tinted using black vinyl tint and cut to fit both sections. The glass directly above the light box is the only part not tinted (for obvious reasons).
Keeping the glass from sliding off when tilting.
I was trying to make it appear as seemless as posible, so I didn't want bulky brackets holding the glass on. I looked at a few places online (including a thread from a few years ago on here) and asked some friends for ideas in joining glass to wood. Silicone seemed to be the main suggestion. It seemed easy, so I tried it. I asked the guy at the tinting shop if it would be ok to use silicone on tinted glass. He said it would be fine, the vinyl has a silicon protective coating on it, anyways.
He was wrong. Places where the silicon were applied seem to make the vinyl bubble. It looks brutal. I will likely have to get the glass re-tinted (hopefully not re-cut) due to damage to it.
I thought I would start a new thread because I think it's a bit different than other joining glass to wood threads since it needs to tilt (so I don't think rubber discs will work) and vinyl tint is involved.
Here is a picture of earlier in the creation process (before the silicon incident, excuse the fingerprints). Does anyone have any ideas for me?
Thanks in advance!