How can I replace door glass from very old door?
It should have wooden trim holding the glass in place. You will need to remove the trim then you will be able to take out the old glass and put in new. Most of the ones I have seen are held in place by tiny tacks.
Thank you Kathy!
Maybe this can help you out!
Hello, hope this helps you out,
Hope this helps you:
Glazing Points is the name of those tacks.
Do you want to know how to cut glass?
Yikes, that job may be bigger than me—I’ll get back to you if need be—thanks!
Usually in old homes I've lived in ..... there is some small wooden trim over the edges of the glass you delicately have to pry up using a scraper first. Then you need to scrape off any putty, and the glass will come out.
some videos on various door types... https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=replacing+glass+in+old+wood+door
Oh, thanks so much! Always appreciate a visual!
Remove old Putty with a Putty knife. Then remove the small nails securing the glass. Measure the pane of glass you removed and get a new piece cut at the glass suppliers. Fit glass back in the same manner. You can buy nails and Putty at most DIY stores. Don't forget to finish the job by Staining or Painting when completely dry.
Thanks—I appreciate the step by step!
There is some good information here:
I appreciate your sharing this!
Hi Farmer: Very carefully! :) First of all, put a tarp under the door to catch any stray pieces of glass that may fall out. Then, gently pry the molding away from the glass. When you remove the first piece, put a piece of masking tape around it with it's position written on it, like this end up, and an arrow, and by the wall. Then, do each additional piece with instructions on the tape. That way you will know what piece goes where. Then, remove the old glass, clean out the entire area so that there is no caulk or whatever was used to hold the glass in. Sometimes, little metal pins are use. If so, get new ones or be careful removing the old ones to reuse. Insert the new glass and caulk around the edges and/or replace the metal pins. Here's a site that might help:
Thanks. I'd hate to think of you or your kids or pets getting bits of glass in your feet. Good luck with your project.
There is putty and caulk holding the glass in you need to remove them take the glass out get new glass then get new Kabul’s and putty
Thanks so much. I’m a newbie 😩
Hi! One of my first repair jobs as a new homeowner was replacing a pane of glass. Wear goggles and gloves (and shoes, as I learned). Old glass is easier to break than you might think. Carefully work any molding or window putty away. I often take pictures when I take something apart so I don't forget how it goes back together. A metal putty knife will help you clean and remove anything and if it's old, you will have some thin molding strips, putty and glazing points (those little sharp points that hold the glass in place. Use what was originally there, and the new glass should fit in snugly. Unless you are like me and measured incorrectly in which case you then learn how to cut the glass! Good luck and stay safe!
Thank you so much for your reply!
Here's a post that might help - https://www.thisoldhouse.com/doors/21017030/how-to-repair-door-glass
Thanks for sharing this!