Stained Glass Cabinets

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Project by GMatheson posted 08-04-2013 06:34 PM 1471 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to build some white cabinets around a pair of stained glass panels. This is what I came up with.

The cabinets are about 20”x35”x8” deep. The case is 3/4” Maple ply with poplar trim and a 1/4” ply back. The doors are mortise and tenoned Birch. They hang using a french cleat.

I tried to add some imperfections to the cabinets to hopefully make them look older to match the glass. And to finish everything off the wife came home with the perfect knobs to match the lead in the glass.

Hopefully the recipient likes the results.

-- Greg in Ontario, Canada

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#1 posted 08-04-2013 06:40 PM

Great job
I like the french cleat idea for a cabinet!

-- Greg Simon

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#2 posted 08-04-2013 10:30 PM

You did a beautiful job ….they look great. I am sure your client will be very pleased.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 08-04-2013 10:43 PM

nice work love the glass.

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#4 posted 08-04-2013 10:47 PM

Sweet, they do a good job of displaying the glass.

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#5 posted 08-05-2013 07:00 PM

Very nice! You did the glass justice.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#6 posted 08-05-2013 07:10 PM

These are beautiful cabinets. I would love to learn how to do stained glass doors. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 08-08-2013 01:42 PM

Lovely cabinets! The white colors and simple lines compliments the beauty of the stained glass. I’m sure the client likes them. Well done!

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