Glass that is clear but has a pattern to make it difficult to see through is called obscure glass. There are many different styles, some are available tempered and can be used in shower doors, others are best used only in cabinet doors. Despite how they appear, these glasses are all clear unless otherwise indicated.
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BRONZE - AVAILABLE IN 1/8", 1/4", 3/8"
WHERE TO MEASURE TO .....................
Often times tables and desks have intricate edges such as the samples below. In all cases it is recommended to measure as shown in the diagram below, not including this edge in your measurment as the glass edge will jut out over the smooth edge of the wood making is easy to bump into and resulting in having to constantly re-adjust the glass top. Of course, it is the customer's choice to include the edge if they see fit. See center option.
Below is an example of a 1" bevel on each of the 9 mirrors in the display. Often times customer ask us to "just bevel the edge" on their glass. What they mean is, "just make it so it's not sharp." If you ask for a bevel and we ask "what size" and that confuses you, then chances are you do not actually want a bevel. Also, a beveled edge adds .35 - .95 cents an INCH to the cost of your glass.
Each detail in a table top adds to the price, for example a rectangular top with 90 degree corners, would cost less than the same size and thickness table top, with even slight radius or clipped corners. WAYS TO GAUGE THICKNESS WITHOUT A TAPE MEASURE: A standard #2 pencil is about 1/4" A large sized paper clip is about 3/8' of an inch at it's widest point If you have a ruler or tape measure but are not sure of the measuring terminology, please observe the following: An inch has 16 marks, some are smaller and some are bigger.
Examples of Standard Patterns
Examples of Extreme Patterns
Glass comes in all shapes and sizes. Depending on what your requirements are, from designer table tops to painted glass back splashes for your kitchen, to designer shower doors, we offer more choices and designs to custom cut and fit to your specifications.
Your home is a direct reflection of your sense of style, and your personality. Glass table tops can be an elegant and cost-effective way to open up your living space while adding function. BWGlass can provide glass for any table size or shape and in thicknesses ranging from 1/4" to 3/4", for a stand-alone top or for protective purposes for an existing table. Recommended thickness for a protective top is 1/4". When calling for a quote, the important details include the size, and the shape and thickness, and what type of edge work you would like. Often times the top may be cut to a pattern, so the size may just be a block size but should be as close as possible, because depending on the thickness, just a few inches either direction can mean a major price difference. Below see some examples of pattern shapes …
PLEASE BE ADVISED
WHILE OUR CUTTERS ARE EXPERIENCED, ALL PATTERN CUTTING IS BY HAND AND ALL THAT IMPLIES. WE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO CREATE YOUR TOP TO PERFECTION, BUT PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT A HAND CUT ITEM TO LOOK LIKE A LASER OR WATER JET CUT ITEM. WE CAN GET YOU A LASER OR WATER JET CUT TOP, IT WILL SIMPLY TAKE A LITTLE LONGER AND COST MORE. PLEASE CALL IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.
On the left is our standard flat ground shop edge. This edge is sanded smooth and has a matt finish that can be oiled to add some gloss. It is shown next to a high gloss polished edge. More designs can be viewed at : http://www.libertyglassfabricators.com/
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