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RogerP

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The title says it all really. I've made a wall hanging oak corner display unit that needs two panes of glass 60cm x 16cm for the door. Stupidly it's only just occurred to me that I've no idea really what type and thickness of glass is best. I was going to get ordinary 4mm - do you reckon that's okay? Thanks.
 

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Bevel edged glass always appeals to me for interior glass applications
Talk to your glazier about thickness and design round what he stocks
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If you can wait a few days, your glass supplier will be able to sell you toughened glass, which does not cost a great deal more, and would be a lot safer.
 

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Roger

I would use toughened glass, either 4mm or 6mm beveled.

Ask your glass supplier to have a furniture mark put on it otherwise you will have a ugly etched stamp in the door.

The furniture mark is put on the edge so will be hidden by the rebate.

Tom
 

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Thanks all for the suggestions. I did try a bit of bevelled (just held in) but, although I'll probably use some on a future project, it just didn't look right on this cabinet. So I settled for 4mm toughened.
 

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AndyT":14zgfmze said:
If you can wait a few days, your glass supplier will be able to sell you toughened glass, which does not cost a great deal more, and would be a lot safer.
Not much more Andy! All the toughened glass for the french doors I have just made cost me £177! that is what I call expensive.
 
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