Wednesday, February 11, 2015

How Can I Create A Good Frame For My Stained Glass Panel?

How Can I Create A Good Frame For My Stained Glass Panel?
Well that is a very good question. You can create some very unique frames for your completed stained glass panels by taking old cabinet doors and making frames out of them.

Where can you find old doors? 
You can go to the local cabinet makers and ask them what they do with the old door they remove from a remodelling project and see if they will give them to you. I have had good success with this. Also go to Lowe's, Home Depot, Sears, or any home remodelling store and ask their installers what they do with the old doors. Many will be glad to give them to you.

Measure your stained glass panel and try to find a door your panel will fit into. When measuring take into account you will need inside measurement (on the door) a 1/4 to 1/2 inch smaller both width and height than your stained glass panel. This will allow for setting the panel into the frame.

Once you get the door, remove the centre panel by cutting it out. There are many different types of centre panels but you can usually figure out the easiest way to remove them by looking how they are constructed.

Once you have the centre panel removed, create a rabbit cut around the opening to fit your panel into. Install your panel into the opening and secure it like you would in any other frame.

What is nice about this is if you get your hands on doors that match your present cabinets, you can have a beautiful stained glass cabinet door or doors on your own cabinets for a great price.

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