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Forum topic by Yavanna posted 08-29-2017 11:51 PM 462 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-29-2017 11:51 PM

I’ve taken an old [maple] chest and removed the top.
Then I made a maple frame 22×42 (imagine a picture frame, wood is 3-1/4” wide maple).
Made butt joint but I used two dowel pins at every joint.
(I don’t have a biscuit joiner).
The glass is not quite a half inch thick, and top is beveled, about 1/16” .
When I cut the rabbet (with a router) for the glass to set in, how deep should it be?
That is, should the glass be even with the wood, should it be slightly above the top of the wood , or a little below the wood (recessed) ?
btw, I am a novice.

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#1 posted 08-30-2017 12:00 AM

I’d make the glass even with the wood at the bevel. That would make the glass slightly proud….by the height of the bevel.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 08-30-2017 12:05 AM

That’s what the instructor said (I’m taking a woodshop/furniture making class).

My concern is that the edge of the glass will get chipped…it’s not tempered (i didn’t want the greenish tint in it)

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