Asked on Jul 13, 2019

What is the best glass to use for kitchen cabinets?

K. RuppAnena O'BRIENLinda Sikut
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I want to use glass in my top kitchen cabinets without changing out them out

4 answers
  • Em
    on Jul 13, 2019

    You can purchase plain glass at a stained glass supply shop. That you can cut yourself if you know how. Most places only sell safety glass anymore and you can't cut that with a regular glass cutter. You can measure and have it cut FOR you. Not all that pricey.

  • Linda Sikut
    on Jul 13, 2019

    Hi Cathy,

    Em is right. Look around your town to see who sells glass. Then measure your openings and have them cut the glass to fit. Here are the steps you'll need to take to install the glass from HGTV. Wishing you the best.

    https://www.hgtv.com/design/rooms/kitchens/update-kitchen-cabinets-with-glass-inserts

  • Anena O'BRIEN
    on Jul 14, 2019

    Just make certain the glass is tempered, you don’t want it shattering when he gets closed too hard. Also, may I suggest instead of clear glass , get something that has some pattern or opaqueness in it. It kinda helps hide the messy, and the fingerprints but you still get the glass.

  • K. Rupp
    on Jul 14, 2019

    Home Depot and Lowes has sheets of glass you can cut yourself. Cutting glass is not that hard. You need a glass cutter and running pliers.


    https://www.amazon.com/Crafters-Heavy-Cutting-Running-Pliers/dp/B0746N3VLH/ref=sr_1_13?crid=3T5IZWI0JXQ0I&keywords=running+pliers&qid=1563112575&s=gateway&sprefix=running+pliers%2Caps%2C166&sr=8-13


    Check out you tube videos on how to cut glass because it is pretty easy. People are intimidated by this and it is easy and very cheap if you do it yourself. Going to a glass place to cut it will cost an arm and a leg!!! And ANYONE can do it with a little practice. I am a very small woman and I do it all of the time!


    If you want specialty glass to cut.....find a stained glass place near you and you will find any assortment of glass to cut to size. Lots of varieties! But practice first on cheap sheets of glass from the local hardware store before you start cutting the expensive specialty glass.


    The next area to tackle is your door. The most difficult part is cutting away the wood from the back of the door that is locking that center panel in place. After you do that , the panel will pop out and you can buy clips and secure the glass. Good luck!

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