Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking
Elegant Glass Doors With Steve Latta
Dates: 5/17 - 5/18
Tool List: Click here for tool list
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, add 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.
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
There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.
Public Registration begins December 1, 2014. Please check back then to register online.