Constructing Elegant Glass Doors with Steve Latta
Adding a set of glass doors to a case adds an air of sophistication that is hard to equal. Glass doors allow fine books, china, silver, keepsakes or a wide range of valuables to be
safely and securely displayed. The subtle defects found in old glass, like waves and small bubbles, adds a sense of vitality and liveliness. The grill work found on breakfronts, secretaries and bookcases is much lighter and more refined than the heavy grid pattern on corner cabinets and hutches. A mere 3/8” at their widest point, these mullions are both strong and subtle in style. The manner of construction, a lower frame covered with an upper molding, lends itself to block, geometric and curved designs. In this class, each participant will construct a small, four panel glass door using traditional mortise and tenon joinery for the frame and an interior consisting of a two-piece grid work. This project will include:
- Mortise and tenon door joinery
- An interior grid consisting of a two-part mullion system with 1/8” and 3/8” components.
- An overview of geometric and curved construction.
- A demonstration on salvaging old window glass.
- A discussion on the many new styles of “restoration” glass.
- Methods for tinting window glaze to match the wood.
Sign up today. Tuition: $275.00 plus materials
Section 102216A: Saturday & Sunday, October 22 & 23, 9:30am—5:00pm
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