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

Cost: $275
Materials: $45
Deposit: $125

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.

Key Points:

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.

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