Glass Doors Made Easy
You can do it all on the tablesaw
Synopsis: Glass doors are great for kitchen cabinets, display cabinets, enclosed bookshelves, and any other project where you want the objects inside to be seen. But conventional construction methods are tedious: Make a regular mortise-and-tenon door, rout stopped rabbets to hold the glass, square the corners, etc. Doug Stowe has a better way. He makes his glass doors with a bridle joint and a tenoning jig at the tablesaw, and his trick for shortening the tenon cheek on the back face of the rails allows him to cut through-rabbets for the glass at the same time. It saves steps and makes everything come together squarely and perfectly every time.
From Fine Woodworking #225
I live in Eureka Springs, a small town in northwest Arkansas that’s home to many artisans and art collectors. And so I’ve made several cabinets with glass doors to house art collections.
Glass doors are also…