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rons wood work
08-27-2007, 12:58 PM
I need some help I am currently makeing a wooden base and I need to make a top for it out of glass not useing any wood for support. Is there a method for doing this and what type of glue could I possibly use that would be strong enough to hold and support the glass. The measurements of my top is 30inches tall X 21inches long and 17 inches wide. Any advise will be gratly appreciated!
08-27-2007, 01:03 PM
Do you happen to have a picture of what you're working with? I'm having trouble visualizing the challenge you're trying to tackle and a picture might help.
It sounds to me like you've got a wooden base with four pieces of glass arranged in a rectangle. Now you're looking to apply a 5th piece of glass to the top of the glass rectangle. Is this right?
I don't know glass, but those dimensions sure seem like you'd need some fairly thick stuff to make such a span. But then again, i'm no expert!
A photo or two might help clarify things! :)
rons wood work
08-27-2007, 01:08 PM
No I dont have any pictures What I have is a base and I need to cover it with the glass. So I need to join all four pieces together to cap over the base
08-27-2007, 01:38 PM
So... you're making a wooden "plinth", or "foot", and you plan on having glass sides to support a glass top?
The silicone commonly used to hold aquariums together would, I imagine, work... but you really should be using pretty heavy tempered (shard-proof when broken) glass.
-- Tim --
08-27-2007, 06:24 PM
You can use GE silicone II, and the glass doesn't have to be tempered. The fitment of the pieces should be very clean and the application of the silicone should allow for squeeze out, which can be razor bladed off when dried. There needs to be a very thin silicone layer left after pushing the pieces together.
There is an array of sites [link:www.kokosgoldfish.com/BuildAnAquarium.html|like this one] that will give a step by step procedure, for your project which is like an aquarium.